Syracuse

 

Syracuse

Bronze drachm, 14.5 mm, 2.55 gm.
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo left.
Rev: Earthen dark green-brown patina, light roughness.

Sicily, Syracuse. Roman rule. After 212 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#: 8342

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