Author Topic: Sicily, Syracuse: Pyrrhos (278-276 BCE) Unit (B&S Type 5; BAR Issue 52)  (Read 168 times)

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Offline Quant.Geek

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Sicily, Syracuse: Pyrrhos (278-276 BCE) Unit (B&S Type 5; BAR Issue 52; HGC 2, 1451)

Obv: ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ; Head of Herakles left, wearing lion-skin
Rev: Athena Promachos advancing right, holding thunderbolt and shield; trident head to left

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Re: Sicily, Syracuse: Pyrrhos (278-276 BCE) Unit (B&S Type 5; BAR Issue 52)
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 03:15:03 PM »
I like the fierce look of Hercules, but wonder how the coin was assigned to Pyrrhos, still enjoying his victories in Sicily ;) I see only the remnants of ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΥ...

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