Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles



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BMC 333Syracuse, Sicily, AE17. 4.65 g. 317-289 BC. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, laureate head of Apollo left / Pegasus flying left, Δ below. SNG ANS 648; BMC 333; Hoover HGC 1486.TextImage
BMC 337Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AV Drachm. ca. 317–310 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left, retrograde Σ under neck / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, fast biga right, triskeles rotating left below. SNG ANS 549cf. TextImage
BMC 338Agathokles, AV drachm. Syracuse, Sicily. 10.75 mm, 4.19 gr. Ca. 317–289 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left, upright grain ear behind head / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, fast biga right driven by charioteer holding goad and reins, triskeles rotating left below. Hoover 1276; SNG ANS 549–553; BMC 338; Sear -.TextImage
BMC 339Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AV Drachm of 4.3g. ca. 317–310 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left, tiny cantharus behind / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, fast biga right, triskeles rotating right below. TextImage
BMC 350Syracuse, Sicily, struck under Agathocles, 317-289 BC. AR tetradrachm 26mm, 16.96 gr. Ca. 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, wearing triple-pendent earring and necklace, three dolphins around; NI under neck / Charioteer driving racing quadriga left; triskeles rotating left above; SYRAKOSIWN and AI monogram in exergue, all within dotted border. BMC 350; HGC 2, 1348. SNG ANS 632-635.TextImage
BMC 353Syracuse, AE, Time of Agathokles, 317–305 BC. SYRAKOSIWN, youthful, laureate head of Apollo left / Triskeles of legs rotating left with winged talaria on the feet; head of gorgoneion in a circle at the centre. BMC 353; Head pl. VIII, 7; Hoover HGC 1459; Calciati 121.TextImage
BMC 379Agathokles, Syracuse, AR Tetradrachm. Ca. 305-295 BC. 24.37 mm, 16.80 gr. KOΡAΣ behind head of Kore right, wreathed with corn, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / AGAQOKLEIOS, Nike, bare to hips, standing right, attaching armour to trophy to right, she holds a nail in her right hand and a hammer in her left; triskeles of legs rotating left in right field. BMC 379; Gulbenkian 333. SNG Copenhagen 765; Boston 462; McClean 2836.TextImage
BMC 629Sicily, Syracuse AE17. 317-310 BC. Head of Persephone left, wearing earring and necklace / Bull butting left. TextImage
BMC 645cfSicily, Syracuse AE19. Diademed head of Poseidon right / trident flanked by dolphins. TextImage
Calciati 24Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles AR Stater. 304-289 BC. Bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helm, trident behind / Pegasus flying left, thunderbolt beneath. Calciati, Pegasi 24.TextImage
Calciati 96Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Brockage AE Litra. Period 1, 317-310 BC. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, wreathed head of Persephone left; poppy behind / Incuse of obverse. TextImage
Calciati 99Syracuse, Sicily. AE16, 3.06 gr. Denomination C. Struck under Agathokles. 317-289 BC. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Wreathed head of Arethousa left, unclear symbol behind head / Bull butting left; dolphin and uncertain letters above, wreath below. Hoover HGC 1489; Calciati 99-101.TextImage
Calciati 102Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AE 17mm. Head of Kore left, wreath with grain-ears / Bull butting left; astralagos above. TextImage
Calciati 108Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AE 20mm. Head of Persephone left wearing wreath of grain ears; amphora behind / Bull butting left; monogram above. TextImage
Calciati 115Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AE 21mm. ca 305-295 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right; griffin on helmet / Pegasos flying left; trident head below. SNG ANS 694ff. TextImage
Calciati 116Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AE 24mm (7.75 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right, griffin on helmet; amphora behind / Mounted horseman right, carrying lance. TextImage
Calciati 117Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AE 21mm. Helmeted head of Athena right / Horseman right. SNG ANS 697-699. TextImage
Calciati 133Sicily, Syracuse. Circa 317-289 BC. AE 24mm. Head of Kore left; grain-ear behind / Flaming torch in oak wreath. SNG ANS 753. TextImage
Calciati 134Syracuse, Sicily, Agathokles. ca. 317-289 BC. AE 22, 14.99g. (SURAKO)SIWN, head of Demeter left, wearing wreath of grain ears. In right field, wheat-ear / A-N to left and right of burning torch, all within oak-wreath. Calciati II, 134/1 (this coin).TextImage
Calciati 138Syracuse, Sicila, AE Litra, struck under Agathokles, 317-289 BC. AE 22mm, 10.18 g. ΣΩTEIΡA, head of Artemis right, wearing earring and necklace, quiver behind shoulder. AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ above and beneath winged thunderbolt. Calciati 138; Hoover Sicily 1537; SNG ANS 749.TextImage
Calciati 140Syracuse, Sicily, AE Hexas. Under Agathokles. 317-289 BC. ΣΩTEIΡA, head of Artemis left, wearing earring and necklace, quiver behind shoulder / ΣYΡAK-OΣEΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt. Calciati 140; SNG ANS 1395; SNG Lloyd 1509.TextImage
Calciati 142
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Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AE 24mm. ca 295 BC. ΣΩTEIΡA, bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ above and beneath winged thunderbolt. BMC 422, SNGCop 779, Calciati 142. TextImage
Calciati 148Sicily, Syracuse. Circa 317-289 BC. AE 20mm. Laureate head of Zeus left / ΣYΡAK-OΣEΩN above and beneath winged thunderbolt. TextImage
Calciati 149Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles (?). 317-289 BC. AE 13mm. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, laureate head of Apollo left / Dog seated left, head reverted; Σ below. SNG ANS 744, SNG Cop 763. TextImage
Calciati 150Sicily, Syracuse. ca 289-287 BC. AE 22mm. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, diademed head of Herakles left; star behind / Lion walking right; club above, torch in ex. SNG ANS 738. TextImage
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Calciati 151Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AE 21mm. Struck circa 295-289 BC. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, head of Herakles right, wearing taenia, tripod behind / Lion right; club above, torch in ex. TextImage
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Calciati 154Sicily, Syracuse AE21. 288-279 BC. Head of young Zeus left / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Eagle standing left. TextImage
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Calciati 154cfSicily, Syracuse AE22. Beardless head of Zeus Hellanios left / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, eagle on thunderbolt left. TextImage
DeLuynes 1267Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AV Drachm. Laureate head of Apollo left, amphora behind / ΣYΡAKOΣION,, tripod. TextImage
DeLuynes_1460Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles EL 25 Litrae. ca 310-306 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; pileus behind / Tripod. Jenkins Group B. TextImage
Ierardi 1Sicily, Syracuse, time of Agathocles AR Tetradrachm. ca 317-310 BC. Head of Arethusa left, wreathed with grain leaves, in triple-pendant earring & pearl necklace, NK monogram beneath neck truncation, three dolphins around / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, fast quadriga left, triskeles above, AN monogram in ex beneath ethnic. TextImage
Ierardi 41Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. ca 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, in triple-pendant earring & necklace, three dolphins around, NK below neck / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN in ex, charioteer driving quadriga left, kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles above, AI monogram in ex. SNG Lockett 1002, Weber 1668. TextImage
Ierardi 48Syracuse, Sicily, AR tetradrachm. Time of Agothokles, 317-289 BC, struck c. 310-305 BC, Head of Arethusa left, with drop earring and necklace, dolphins around, NK below / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN and monogram beneath galloping quadriga left. TextImage
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Ierardi 87Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. ca 305-295 BC. KORAS, wreathed head of Kore right, in single-pendant earring & necklace / AGAQOKLEIOS below Nike standing right erecting trophy; AI monogram left, triskeles to outer right. Gulbenkian 334, SNG Munich 1266. TextImage
Ierardi 92vSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. ca 305-295 BC. KORAS, wreathed head of Kore right, in single-pendant earring & necklace / AGAQOKLEOS in exergue, Nike standing right & erecting trophy; AI monogram left, triskeles to outer right. Gulbenkian 336, SNG Fitzwilliam 1347. TextImage
Ierardi 103Sicily, Syracuse, Agathocles AR Tetradrachm. ca 310-305 BC. KOPAΣ, head of Kore right, wreathed with grain, in pendant earring / AGAQOKLEOUS, Nike standing right before trophy, hammer in right hand, nail in left, AN monogram in left field, triskeles in right field. Boston 463. TextImage
SNG ANS 549Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. AV Dekadrachm. ca 317-310 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / SURAKOSIW-N, charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles oriented counterclockwise below. TextImage
SNG ANS 550Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AV Dekadrachm. ca 317-310 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; S below / SUR-A-KO-SIWN, charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles oriented counterclockwise below. TextImage
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SNG ANS 551Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles AV Dekadrachm or 50 Litrae. ca 317-310 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; [S] behind / SURA-K-OSIWN, charioteer driving biga right; triskeles below. Gulbenkian 327. TextImage
SNG ANS 552cfSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AV Dekadrachm or 50 Litrae. Struck circa 317-310 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; kantharos behind / SUR-AK-O-SIWN, charioteer driving biga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles below horses. BMC 339. TextImage
SNG ANS 557SICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Didrachm (21mm, 8.12 gm). Struck circa 317-310 BC. Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin / Pegasos flying left; triskeles in exergue. SNG ANS 557 (same dies). Nice VF. TextImage
SNG ANS 570Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles. AE20. 317-295 BC. Wreathed head of Persephone left / Bull butting left, dolphin above. TextImage
SNG ANS 576Sicily, Syracuse AE20. 4th century BC. Head of Persephone left / Bull butting left, club above. TextImage
SNG ANS 622Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. EL 50 Litrai. ca 310-306 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; altar behind / SURAK-OSIWN, tripod. TextImage
SNG ANS 623Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. EL 50 Litrai. ca 310-306 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; eight-pointed star behind / SURAK-OSIWN, tripod. TextImage
SNG ANS 630Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. EL 50 Litrai. ca 310-306 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; eight-pointed star behind / SURAK-OSIWN, tripod; P within legs. TextImage
SNG ANS 630cfSicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. EL 50 Litrai. ca 310-306 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left; eight-pointed star behind / SURAK-OSIWN, tripod-lebes. TextImage
SNG ANS 631Syracuse. Reign of Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Struck ca. 310-306 BC. EL 25 litrae (3.53 grams). Laureate head of Apollo left, horse's head behind / tripod with lion's feet. SNGCop 706. TextImage
SNG ANS 633Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, three dolphins around, NI below neck / Charioteer driving quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles above. TextImage
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SNG ANS 634Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, three dolphins around, NI below neck / Charioteer driving quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles above. TextImage
SNG ANS 638Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. AR Tetradrachm. 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Artemis-Arethusa left, three dolphins around; NI below neck / Charioteer driving quadriga left holding kentron, triskeles above. TextImage
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SNG ANS 639Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, three dolphins around, NI below neck / Charioteer driving quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left. TextImage
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SNG ANS 642Syracuse. Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. c310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, three dolphins around, FI below neck / Charioteer driving quadriga left, holding kentron, triskeles above, AI monogram in ex. TextImage
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SNG ANS 643Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. ca 310-305 BC. Wreathed head of Arethusa left, three dolphins around, FI below neck / Charioteer [Image] driving quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; triskeles above, ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN and AI monogram in exergue. Ierardi 78, McClean 2816. TextImage
SNG ANS 664Syracuse. Reign of Agathokles. 317-289 BC. Struck ca. 310-304 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.95 grams). Arethusa, dolphins around / quadriga, triskeles above. SNGCop 753. TextImage
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SNG ANS 664vSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 310-305 BC. KOΡAΣ, wreathed head of Kore right, in single-pendant earring & necklace / AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ, Nike standing right & erecting trophy; AI monogram to left, triskeles to outer right. SNGCop 764. TextImage
SNG ANS 670ffSicily, Syracuse, Agathocles AR Tetradrachm. ca 313–305/4 BC or later. KOPAS, head of Kore/Persephone right, in pendant earring, wreathed with grain / AGAQOKLEIOS, Nike standing right, erecting trophy, triskeles to left. Ierardi 236, SNG ANS 670–680. TextImage
SNG ANS 674cfSicily, Syracuse, Agathocles AR Tetradrachm. Struck ca. 313-305/4 BC. Head of Kore right, wreathed with grain / Nike standing right, inscribing trophy, triskeles behind. TextImage
SNG ANS 676Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AR Tetradrachm. c305-295 BC. Wreathed head of Kore right / Nike standing right and erecting trophy; triskeles to lower left. TextImage
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SNG ANS 679Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 305-295 BC. KORAS, wreathed head of Kore right, in single-pendant earring & necklace / Nike standing right & erecting trophy; triskeles to left. Ierardi 210. TextImage
SNG ANS 680Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 305-295 BC. Wreathed head of Kore right / AGAQOKKIOS (sic), Nike standing right, erecting trophy; triskeles to lower left. Ierardi 225. TextImage
SNG ANS 682Sicily, Syracuse AR Stater. ca 304-289 BC. Head of Athena left in Corinthian helmet, in pendant earring & pearl necklace / Pegasus flying left, triskeles below. Calciati 17. TextImage
SNG ANS 684Syracuse - Reign of Agathokles. 305-295 B.C. AR Stater. 6.763 grams. Struck c. 300. Head of Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet / Pegasus flying l.; beneath, triskeles of legs. TextImage
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SNG ANS 704Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AV Stater, Double Dekadrachm. ca 305-289 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Winged thunderbolt; monogram below. Bιrend, l'or pl. 9, 3; Jenkins pl. 15, C. TextImage
SNG ANS 708Sicily, Syracuse. Agathokles. 317-289 BC. AE Litra. Period 4, circa 295 BC. SWTEIRA, head of Artemis right, in triple-pendant earring & necklace, quiver over shoulder / Winged thunderbolt, AGAQOKLEOSabove, BAΣIΛEOΣ below. SNGCop 779. TextImage
SNG Cop 746Syracuse, Sicily. AV Drachm (sometimes called Hemistater or Dekadrachm). 4.3 g. 317-310 BC. Struck under Agathocles as tyrant. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΣYΡA-K-OΣION, charioteer driving rearing biga right, triskeles rotating right below. McClean 2814; SNG Copenhagen 746; SNG Lockett 1001; De Luynes 1312 var (triskeles left); cf Sear Greece 967.TextImage
SNG Cop 765Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 310-305 BC. KOΡAΣ, head of Kore right, wreathed with grain, in single-pendant earring & necklace / AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ, Nike standing right, erecting trophy with nail in right hand, hammer in left; clockwise triskeles to outer right. TextImage
SNG Cop 766Sicily, Syracuse AR Tetradrachm. KOΓAΣ, head of Persephone right / Nike standing left, erecting trophy of arms. TextImage
SNGCop 767Syracuse, Agathokles, 317-289 BC, AE 22 mm. Head of Herakles left / Lion pouncing right. TextImage
Sear 974Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AR Tetradrachm. Head of Persephone right in wreath of corn, KOPAS behind / Nike, naked to waist, erecting trophy, AΓAΘOKΛEIOΣ behind.
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Sear 975Sicily, Syracuse, Agathocles, AR Stater. 317-310 BC. Head of Athena right / SYRAKOSION above and beneath Pegasos left. TextImage
Sear 1195Syracuse, Sicily, AE19. Time of Agothokles, 317-289 BC, Head of Persephone left. / Bull butting left, club and T above, IS in exergue.
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Sear 1198Syracuse, Sicily, AE13. Time of Agathokles, 317-289 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / Dog reclining left, head turned, star above, SW in exergue. BMC 377; SNG ANS 744. TextImage
Sear 1199Syracuse, Sicily, AE18. 317-289 BC, SYRAKOSION, laureate head of Apollo left, pileus behind head / Pegasus flying left, A below. SNG ANS 648; BMC 321. TextImage
Sear 1200Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles AE 24mm. ca 295 BC. SWTEIPA, bust of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / AΓAΘOKLEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ above & below winged thunderbolt. BMC 422, SNGCop 779, Calciati 142. TextImage
Sear 1201Sicily, Syracuse, AE22. Time of Agathokles, 312-289 BC. SURAKOSIWN, young male head (of Hercules?) right wearing taenia / lion prowling right, club above. Lindgren III 527, BMC 389.
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Sear 1202Sicily, Syracuse, AE25. Reign of Agathokles, 317-289BC. Head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet / Horseman wearing Phrygian helmet cantering right with couched spear. TextImage
Sear 1203Syracuse, Sicily, AE23. c.300 BC, Helmeted head of Athena right / Pegasus flying left. SNGANS 694. TextObv*Rev
Sear 1204Sicily, Syracuse, AE13. Time of Timoleon, 344-336BC. Head of Athena left in crested Corinthian helmet / Winged thunderbolt.
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