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Sicile - Syracuse   Hieron II ...
Sicile - Syracuse   Hieron II ...
Estimate:
12.000,00 CHF
Starting price:
10.000,00 CHF


Sicile - Syracuse 
Hieron II (274-216)
Décadrachme d’or de 60 litrae (c.220-217).
Rarissime et magnifique exemplaire.
Exemplaire de la collection Michel Eddé.
4.25g - SNG ANS manque - Gulbenkian manque

The tyrant Hieron II, who claimed the tyrant Gelon as his ancestor and had married the daughter of a Syracusan aristocrat, was named king after winning an important battle in 275 BC against the Mamertines. He then ruled for 55 years and was held in high regard.


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