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Syracuse Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.)
Numismatic evidence suggests that republican government existed for a few years between the death of Agathokles and Hicetas' assumption of power; this is sometimes referred to as the Fourth Democracy (289 - 287 B.C.). GB88303. Bronze AE 22, Calciati II p. , 148 Ds 59/1, cf. SNG Cop 782 (uncertain control), HGC 2 148 (R2) var. (∆ vice thunderbolt), SNG ANS -, gVF, superb style, well centered on a tight flan cutting off the obverse legend, brown patina, some hard green encrustation, Syracuse, Sicily mint, weight 8.524g, maximum diameter 21.7mm, die axis 270o, 289 - 288 B.C.; obverse DIOΣ EΛEYΘEPOY, laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios left, thunderbolt behind; reverse thunderbolt with four wings, ΣYPAK/OΣIΩN in two lines, above and below; ex CNG e-auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 110; ex Harlan J. Berk.
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Enodia  [Mar 26, 2019 at 09:28 PM]
Nice coin.
Mark R1  [Mar 27, 2019 at 12:01 AM]
Thanks!
Robert L3  [Mar 27, 2019 at 02:13 AM]
Outstanding obverse. Wow.
Anaximander  [Sep 05, 2019 at 05:43 PM]
Great portrait and interesting description!