Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Syracuse, Fifth Democracy


Fifth Democracy or Republic of Syracuse, from the death of Hieronymos to the Roman Conquest of Sicily, 214-212 BC

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Burnett_D06Sicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrai. Helmeted head of Athena left, in single-pendant earring, necklace & an Attic helmet decorated with a griffin / SURAKOSIWN, Artemis standing left, drawing bow, hound at her feet; DA before. SNG Lloyd 1568. TextImage
Burnett_D11Sicily, Syracuse, The Syracusan Democracy, 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrae. Helmeted head of Athena left, in Attic helmet decorated with a coiled snake / SURAKOSIWN, Artemis standing left drawing bow, hound at feet; MI before. SNG ANS 1218v. TextImage
Burnett_D13Sicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrae. Helmeted head of Athena left, in Attic helmet / SURAKOSIWN, Artemis standing left drawing bow, hound at feet; SW before. SNG ANS 1218. TextImage
Burnett_D18Sicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrae. Helmeted head of Athena left, in Attic helmet / SURAKOSIWN, Artemis standing left drawing bow, hound at feet; SW before. SNG ANS 1218, SNG Cop 879, Pozzi 663. TextImage
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Burnett_D31Sicily, Syracuse, Fifth Democracy (214-212 BC) AR 8 Litrae. Head of Athena left, in crested Corinthian helmet with griffin device on bowl / Winged thunderbolt, YA / SL below. TextImage
Burnett_D34Sicily, Syracuse, Fifth Democracy (214-212 BC) AR 12 litrae (10.07 gm). Head of Athena left in crested Corinthian helmet, in pendant earring, necklace, & aegis / SURAKOSIWN, Artemis standing left, drawing bow, hound leaping left at feet, DIFI in left field. TextImage
Burnett_D38Sicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 10 Litrai. Head of Persephone left, in earring, necklace & wreath of grain; torch behind / Zeus Strategos standing facing, head left, in himation & holding scepter in right hand; XAP & eagle left, SURAKOSIWN right. DeLuynes 1394. TextImage
Burnett_D44cSicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 6 Litrai. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / SURAKOSIWN in exergue, Nike in galloping biga right; XA below horses. Weber 1722, Gulbenkian 361, BMC 659. TextImage
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Burnett_D53Sicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. Signed reverse die. 214-212 BC. AR 8 Litrai. Head of Kore left, in earring, necklace & wreath of grain; owl standing behind / Nike driving galloping quadriga right, holding kentron in right hand, reins in left; SURAKOSIWN below double exergual line, monogram above, AI below horses, signature LU on exergual line. DeLuynes 1395, Jameson 894. TextImage
Calciati 205vSicily, Syracuse, Fifth Republic 22 mm. 215-212 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / Dioskuroi riding right; A above, T below. SNG Cop 889v. TextImage
Calciati 231Syracuse, Sicily, 214-212 BC. Fifth Democracy. AE 19.60mm. Head of Kore right / SURAKOSIWN, Demeter standing left, holding torch cradled in left arm, right hand extended. Calciati 231.TextImage
Calciati 237Syracuse, Sicily. 214-212 BC (Democracy). AE 18.77mm; 6.50 gr. Head of Isis right, wreathed with corn, surmounted by lotus-flower / SURAKOSIWN, lotus-flower and two ears of corn. Calciati 237.TextImage
SNGANS 1054Sicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. 22mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / SURAKOSIWN, Dioscuri on horseback right; star above, O F below. Calciati 205, Favorito 64. TextImage
SNG ANS 1055vSicily, Syracuse. The Syracusan Democracy. 214-212 BC. 22mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / SURAKOSIWN, Dioscuri on horseback right; star above, O F below. Calciati 205, Favorito 64. TextImage
SNG Cop 895Sicily, Syracuse AE15. 215-212BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / SUR-AKO SI-WN, torch. TextImage
Sear SG 997Sicily, Syracuse, Republic of 214-212 BC, AR 12 Litrae. Head of Athena left wearing crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with horse / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Artemis standing left, discharging arrow from bow, hound running left at her feet, letters and or monogram in left field. BMC 652ff.TextImage
Sear SG 999Sicily, Syracuse, Fifth Democracy (214-212 BC). Silver 8 litrae. Head of Kore left, wreathed with grain, in triple pendant earring and [necklace], small owl standing left behind neck / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Nike driving fast quadriga right, ARK monogram above, AI under horses' forelegs, tiny ΛY between double exergual lines. Burnett D53, Luynes 1395, BMC 658.TextImage
Sear SG 1004Sicily, Syracuse AR 1.25 Litra. Time of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Head of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder / ΣYΡAKOΣION, owl standing facing on branch, A to left. SNG Cop 884, SNGANS 906.TextImage
Sear SG 1226Sicily, Syracuse, Republic. AE19. 214-212 BC. Head of Poseidon left, wearing taenia. / ΣYΡA-KOΣIΩN, Ornamented trident-head, between two dolphins. Sear SG 1226; BMC 671; Calciati 207; SNG Cop 891.TextImage
Sear SG 1228Syracuse, Sicily, AE26, Roman Times, after 212 BC, 10.53 g. Laureate head of Zeus right. / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, cult image (simulacrum) of Isis in a slow quadriga right. Sear SG 1228; SNG Cop 897; BMC 684-687; Calciati 230.TextImage
Sear SG 1229Syracuse, Sicily, AE20. Roman Times, after 212 BC. Laureate head of Zeus left / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Nike driving galloping biga right. BMC 691; Hoover 1474; Calciati II, 227-229; Sear 1229.TextImage
Sear SG 1230Syracuse Sicily AE21, Roman times. 212 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet. / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Nike standing facing, wings spread, a sacrificial ram at her feet. Sear SG 1230; SNG Cop 910; SNG Munich 1452 ff; SNG ANS 1087; Calciati 233.TextImage
Sear SG 1231Sicily, Syracuse, AE20, under Roman rule, 212-150 BC. Head of Serapis right, hair bound in a taenia / ΣYΡAKOCIΩN, Isis standing half-left, wearing head dress, holding sistrum and sceptre. SNG Cop 904, SNG ANS 1065.TextImage
Sear SG 1234Sicily, Syracuse AE15. Under Roman rule, after 212 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΣY-ΡA KOΣ-IΩN in two lines across fields, Apex (priest's cap), Q in right field. Sear SG 1234; BMC 716; SNG Cop 914; Hoover HGC 1515.TextImage
Sear SG 1234 (2)Sicily, Syracuse AE15. Under Roman rule, after 212 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right. / ΣYΡA KOΣIΩN around, Apex (priest's cap), Q in right field. Sear SG 1234; BMC 716; SNG Cop 914; Hoover HGC 1515.TextImage
See also: Magna Graecia Coins of Syracuse Fifth Democracy
Entry for Fifth Democracy on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Fifth Democracy in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Fifth Democracy in the ANS Database
Search for Fifth Democracy at Incitatus Coins

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