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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Syracuse| > GI93807
Syracuse, Sicily, Dionysos I, 395 - 367 B.C.
|Syracuse|, |Syracuse,| |Sicily,| |Dionysos| |I,| |395| |-| |367| |B.C.|, Dionysius I was tyrant of Syracuse. He conquered several cities in Sicily and southern Italy, opposed Carthage's influence in Sicily and made Syracuse the most powerful of the Western Greek colonies. He was regarded by the ancients as an example of the worst kind of despot - cruel, suspicious and vindictive.
GI93807. Bronze drachm, Calciati II p. 111, 62; SNG ANS 454; SNG Cop 720; SNG Munchen 1135; SNG Morcom 697; BMC Sicily p. 187, 287; SGCV I 1189, F, mottled green patina, thick flan with rounded edge and pre-strike casting sprues (as expected for the type), Syracuse mint, weight 32.565g, maximum diameter 32.0mm, die axis 0o, 395 - 367 B.C.; obverse ΣYPA, head of Athena left wearing olive wreathed Corinthian helmet; reverse sea star between two dolphins; from the Errett Bishop Collection; SOLD




  







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