Scottishmoney Posted August 28, 2005 Report Share Posted August 28, 2005 This is my earliest Syracuse Sicily piece, this dates from approximately 400 BCE and has a portrait of a nymph, with some suggestion of this being Arethusa. On the reverse is a dolphin over a scallop shell. This piece was cast, as many early ancient bronzes from Sicily were. Curiously a large casting spur was never removed from the coin, despite the ease at which it could be removed by breaking it off. Here is my favourite Syracusan coin: This piece is from the reign of Agathokles, King of Syracuse during 317-289 BCE. The piece has a portrait of Artemis(Diana) and the legend Soteira(saviour) On the reverse of the piece is a winged thunderbolt and the legend Agathokleos Basileos, Agathokles, King. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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