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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Sicily > Syracuse > GB76368
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 right field, Syracuse mint, weight 3.558g, maximum diameter 15.0mm, die axis 0o, c. 212 - 180 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo left, with short hair, somewhat archaic style; reverse long torch, ΣYP−AKO/ΣI−ΩN in two divided lines across lower field; rare; $95.00











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