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Syracuse, Sicily, Roman Rule, c. 212 - 133 B.C.
Overcoming formidable resistance and the ingenious devices of Archimedes, the Roman General Marcus Claudius Marcellus took Syracuse in the summer of 212 B.C. Archimedes was killed during the attack. The plundered artworks taken back to Rome from Syracuse lit the initial spark of Greek influence on Roman culture.
GB76368. Bronze AE 15, Calciati
II p. 422, 221; SNG ANS
1080; SNG Cop
895; SNG MŁnchen
1463; HGC 2
1516 (R1), gVF, well centered
, areas of light corrosion, die break reverse
3.558g, maximum diameter
15.0mm, die axis
, c. 212 - 180 B.C.; obverse
left, with short hair, somewhat archaic style
long torch, ΣYP−AKO/ΣI−ΩN in two divided lines across lower field
Catalog current as of Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
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