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Sicily Syracuse, 4th 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
8.524g, maximum diameter
21.7mm, die axis
, 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
; very rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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