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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
8.456g, maximum diameter
24.1mm, die axis
, 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
Catalog current as of Friday, April 19, 2019.
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