Syracuse      405-367 BC

 

Syracuse 405-367 BC

Bronze drachm, 29 mm, 34.47 gm.
Obv.: Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with wreath.
Rev.: Sea-star between two dolphins.

Sicily, ca. Dionysios I, 405-367 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.

CNS 62; SNG ANS 455.

Inv#: 6960

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