Syracuse, Sicily   466-405 BC


Syracuse, Sicily 466-405 BC

Bronze hemilitron, 15 mm, 4.11 gm.
Obv. Head of Arethusa left, hair in a stephane, dolphin behind.
Rev. SURA within four spoke wheel, dolphins in lower quarters.

Second Democracy, struck ca. 405 BC.

Syracuse was founded in 734 BC. For a time it was the most powerful Greek city anywhere, often clashing with Carthage for control of Sicily. Syracuse sided with Sparta in the Peloponnesian War, defeating the Athenian invasion.

Holloway, Further, Series 3; CNS 20; HGC 2, 1479.

Inv#: 7922


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