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.