VF Syracuse Sicily Dionysios I Silver Hemilitron 405-395 BC Very Rare

Ancient Coins - VF Syracuse Sicily Dionysios I Silver Hemilitron 405-395 BC Very Rare
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Syracuse, Sicily, Dionysios I, c. 405 - 367 B.C.
 
GS86597. Silver hemilitron, SNG ANS 301; SNG Cop 669; SNG Lloyd 1379; BMC Sicily p. 182, 237; Boehringer Münzprägungen pl. II, 19; HGC 2 1392 (R2), VF, dark toning, light marks and corrosion, tiny edge cracks, 0.434g, 10.1mm, 0o, Syracuse mint, head of nymph Arethusa left, wearing drop earring, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone, no control symbol or signature; reverse four-spoked wheel, SY-PA in upper quarters, two dolphins heads downward nose to nose in lower quarters ; very rare
 
Dionysius I was tyrant of Syracuse. He conquered several cities in Sicily and southern Italy, opposed Carthage's influence in Sicily and made Syracuse the most powerful of the Western Greek colonies. He was regarded by the ancients as an example of the worst kind of despot - cruel, suspicious and vindictive.
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