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The Sileraioi, Sicily, c. 357 - 330 B.C.
Sileraioi was not a city. The Sileraians were Campanian mercenaries who took their name from their proximity to the river Silaros. These rare coins have been found at the site of their settlement, Cozzo Mususino, a natural strong-hold in north central Sicily. The coins are often overstruck on coins from Syracuse minted c. 375 - 345 B.C.
SH68704. Bronze Calciati
p. 301, 2; HGC 2
1243 (R1); SNG Cop
-; SNG ANS
-; SNG MŁnchen
-; SNG Morcom
-, VF/F, reverse
rough, Sileraian mint, weight
7.521g, maximum diameter
20.6mm, die axis
, c. 340 - 330 B.C.; obverse
ΣI−ΛEPAIΩ−N (retrograde counterclockwise from 3:00), man-faced bull
forepart charging right; reverse SIL
(retrograde, upward behind), warrior advancing right, spear in right hand, shield
in left; rare
$190.00 SALE PRICE $171.00
Catalog current as of Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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