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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Sicily > Syracuse > GB88312
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.
GB88312. Bronze AE 24, Calciati II p. 429, 231; SNG Cop 911; SNG ANS 1090; SNG MŁnchen 1496; HGC 2 1476 (R1), aVF/F, dark green patina, porous, Syracuse mint, weight 8.456g, maximum diameter 24.1mm, die axis 0o, c. 212 - 133 B.C.; obverse head of Kore right, wreathed with grain; reverse ΣYPAKOΣIΩN (clockwise from lower left), Demeter standing slightly left, veiled head left, wearing long chiton, torch in right hand, scepter in left hand; rare; $100.00











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