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Syracuse, Sicily, Timoleon, 3rd Democracy, 344 - 336 B.C.
Timoleon installed a democracy in 345 B.C. After the long series of internal struggles had weakened Syracuse's power, Timoleon tried to remedy this, defeating the Carthaginians near the Krimisos river in 339 B.C. Unfortunately the struggle among the city's parties restarted after his death and ended with the rise of another tyrant, Agathocles, who seized power in 317 B.C.
GI87390. Bronze dilitron, Calciati
II p. 185, 80; SNG ANS
533; SNG COP
725; SNG MŁnchen
1159; SNG Morcom
717; SNG Lloyd
1456; BMC Sicily
p. 189, 311; HGC 2
1439 (S), F, nice style
, brown tone, legends mostly unstruck or off flan
, bumps, scratches, light corrosion, Syracuse
17.765g, maximum diameter
26.9mm, die axis
, 344 - 336 B.C.; obverse
ZEYΣ EΛEYΘEPIOΣ, laureate head
of Zeus Eleutherios left; reverse
ΣYPAKOΣION, free horse prancing left; scarce
$170.00 SALE PRICE $153.00
Catalog current as of Saturday, May 25, 2019.
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