Syracuse, Sicily


Syracuse, Sicily

Silver tetradrachm, 26 mm, 17.14 gm.
Head of Arethusa left, hair in a stephane, surrounded by dolphins.
Rev. Charioteer in quadriga, Nike above.

Ca. 413 - 399 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.

Inv#: 8249


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