Syracuse, Sicily


Syracuse, Sicily

Silver tetradrachm, 23 mm, 17.13 gm.
Obv: Head of Arethusa right, circled by dolphins, SURAKUSION
Rev: Charioteer in quadriga right, with Nike flying above.

Ca. 466-405 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#: 7395


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