Ancient Coinage of Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II


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Hieron or Hiero II, Tyrant of Syracuse 275-215 BC

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BMC 518Hieron II of Syracuse, Sicily, AV Decadrachm. 275-215 BC. 4.26 g. Head of Persephone-Kore left, wreathed with corn, wearing earring and pearl necklace, bucranium behind head / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath driver, holding goad and reins, in biga galloping left. A beneath the horses. BMC 518; SNG Munich 1344.TextImage
BMC 518Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AV Drachm. 4.22 g. Struck circa 220-217 BC. Head of Persephone left with long flowing hair, head wreathed in grain ears; bucranium behind / IEΡΩNOΣ, charioteer driving biga left, holding kentron and reins; monogram beneath horses. BMC 518; SNG Munich 1344. TextImage
BMC 530Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE18. 274-216 BC. Diademed head of Poseidon left, within border of dots / IEΡΩ-NOΣ, trident head, with scrolls decoration between prongs; lotiform shaft, flanked by dolphins. SNG Cop 850. TextImage
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BMC 568Hieron II, Tyrant of Syracuse. 275-215 BC. AE Unit. Laureate head of Hieron left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman, wearing helmet, cuirass and chlamys, on horse prancing right, holding couched lance, AΓ monogram beneath the horse. Hoover 1548; BMC 568; Calciati 193; Sear Greece 1221 var (bust type and field mark).TextImage
BMC 574Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE 27mm. Diademed head of Hieron left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman galloping right, holding lance; Φ below to right. BMC 574.Text
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BMC 578Hieron II, Syracuse, AE34, Denomination AA. 240–215 BC. Diademed head of Hieron II left / Nike driving fast quadriga right, ΩΣ monogram beneath horses, IEΡΩNOΣ below. BMC 578; Hoover 1546; CNS II, 196; Sear Greece 1220.TextImage
BMC 579Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II. AE 27mm. Diademed head of Hieron left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman galloping right, holding lance; no symbol or letter. BMC 579. TextImage
BMC 585Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II. AE 27mm. Diademed head of Hieron left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman galloping right, holding lance; Λ below. BMC 585. TextImage
BMC 587Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II. AE 27mm. Diademed head of Hieron left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman galloping right, holding lance; MI below. BMC 587.Text
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BMC 593Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II. AE 27mm. Diademed head of Hieron left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman galloping right, holding lance; ΣΩ monogram below. BMC 593. TextImage
BMC 594Hieron II, Tyrant of Syracuse. AE27. 275-215 BC. Diademed head of Hieron left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath horseman, wearing helmet, cuirass and chlamys, galloping right, holding couched lance, TI beneath the horse. BMC 594; Hoover 1548; Calciati 195.TextImage
BMC 598Syracuse, Sicily, AE24. Time of Hieron, 275-216 AD. Head of Poseidon left, wearing taenia / IEΡ-ΩNOΣ to left and right of ornamented trident. AΓ monogram at lower left. BMC 598; Hoover 1550.TextImage
BMC 606vSyracuse, Sicily AE20. Diademed head of Poseidon left / trident, AM IEΡΩNOΣ below. TextImage
BMC 612Hieron II, Tyrant of Syracuse. 275-215 BC. Head of Poseidon left, hair bound in a taenia; owl behind head / IEΡ-ΩNOΣ, ornamented trident, no field marks. BMC 612; Calciati 194; cf Sear Greece 1223 (field mark).TextImage
BMC 620Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II. 275-265 BC. Head of Persephone left, wreathed with corn, wearing earring and necklace, poppy head behind head / club and I above bull butting left, IE below. Hoover 1469; BMC 620.TextImage
BMC 624Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II. 275-265 BC. Head of Persephone left, wreathed with corn, wearing earring and necklace, poppy head behind head / club and IA above bull butting left, IE below. Hoover 1469; BMC 624.TextImage
BMC 635Syracuse, Sicily AE17. Time of Hieron II, 275-215 BC. Head of Apollo(?) left / free horse prancing right. SNG Cop 859. TextImage
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BMC 666Syracuse, Sicily, under Hieron II.216-214 BC. AR 1 1/2 Litrai = Quarter Drachm. 12mm, 1.05 g. Struck in the name of the Syrakosioi. Head of Artemis right, wearing earring and necklace, hair in a knot behind head, bow and quiver over shoulder / ΣYΡAKOΣIOI, Owl standing right, head facing; K in left field. BMC 666; Hoover HGC 1424.TextImage
BMC 669Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. AR Litra. Civic Issue. 216-215 BC. Head of Athena left, in crested Corinthian helmet / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN above XIII; three pellets to left, K below. BMC 669; Head 10; SNG Copenhagen 887.TextImage
Calciati 31Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AE 26mm. Diademed head left / Horseman galloping right, holding couched lance; ΣΩ below. Calciati II 31. TextImage
Calciati 190Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AE 20mm (5.73 gm). Head of Persephone left wearing wreath of grain ears; cornucopia behind / Bull butting left; dolphin above, dolphin below. TextImage
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Calciati 191Syracuse, Sicily Hieron II AE20 of Syracuse. Head of Persephone left poppy head behind / Bull butting left. TextImage
Calciati 192Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE20. Head of Persephone left / Bull butting left; above, club; below, IE. TextImage
Calciati 192Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE20, 5.67 gr. ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Head of Persephone left / Bull butting left; above, club over M; IE below. Calciati 192; Hoover 1469. TextImage
Calciati 193Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AE 27mm. Diademed head left / Horseman galloping right, with couched lance; AY monogram below. TextImage
Calciati 194Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AE 19mm (6.10 gm). Diademed head of Poseidon left / IEΡΩNOΣ, Tripod flanked by dolphins; letter or monogram below. SNG ANS 964ff; Favorito 86. TextImage
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Calciati 195Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE 27mm. Diademed head of Hieron left / Horseman galloping right, holding lance; N or other letter(s) at lower right. SNG ANS 924; BMC 588. TextImage
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Calciati 196Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AE 34mm. Diademed head of Hieron II left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath Nike driving galloping biga right; N below. TextImage
Calciati 196vSyracuse. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AE 34mm. Diademed head left / Nike driving fast biga right; monogram below. TextImage
Calciati 197Sicily, Hieron II, AE 18, Syracuse, 275-215 BC. Head of Poseidon left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath trident between two dolphins. TextImage
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Calciati 202Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AE 16mm. Head of Persephone left, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone; poppy head behind / IEΡΩNOΣ, Pegasos flying left. SNG ANS 1018. TextImage
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Caltabiano 317Syracuse, Sicily, under Hieron II, 275-215 BC. AR litra. 12mm, 0.77 g. Struck ca. 216-215 BC. ΣYΡAKOΣION beneath head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet. XIII with three dots to left, E below. Caltabiano 317; Hoover HGC 1426 var. (= legend on reverse).TextImage
Holloway pl 1, 12Syracuse, Sicily, AR litra, under Hieron II, 275-216 BC. 0.72g. Helmeted head of Athena left / ΣYΡAKO-ΣIOI above and beneath XIII, three dots to left, MI below. Holloway, pl. 1, 12 in RBN 1962.TextImage
HGC 1426Syracuse, Sicily, AR litra, under Hieron II, 275-216 BC. 0.76g. Helmeted head of Athena left / ΣYΡAKO-ΣIOI above and beneath XIII, three dots to left, P below. Hoover HGC 1426.TextImage
HGC 1550Hieron II, Tyrant of Syracuse. 275-215 BC. 19.14mm. 6.03 gr. Laureate head of Poseidon left / IEΡ-ΩNOΣ, ornamented trident, Θ-Φ across lower fields. Hoover HGC 1550; SNG Cop. 850; SNG ANS 987-993; BMC 609 var (has O-Φ across fields). TextImage
Mueller Coll. 1690Hieron II, king of Syracuse, Sicily, 274-216 BC. AE26, 17.5 gr. Head of Hieron II left, wearing taenia / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath cavalryman on horseback galloping right, holding couched spear. M beneath horse. Apparently unpublished with M beneath horse. Müller Collection 1690.TextImage
SNG ANS 862Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AV Decadrachm. Struck ca 275-269 BC. Head of Persephone left wearing grain wreath, poppy behind / IEΡ-ΩNOΣ, charioteer driving galloping biga to right. Kraay-Hirmer 139. TextImage
SNG ANS 865Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II (274-216 BC). AV drachm, 4.27 g. Head of Kore left, wreathed with corn, in pearl necklace, bucranium behind / IEΡ-ΩNOΣ, charioteer driving fast biga left, E beneath horses. SNG ANS 865-866. SNG Cop 818. TextImage
SNG ANS 903Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 275-215 BC. AR 3 Litrae. Laureate head of Apollo left / Female standing facing, holding scroll and branch; A to right. TextImage
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Syracuse, Sicily 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; SNG ANS 906; BMC 665. TextImage
SNG ANS 907Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AR 3 Chalkous. Civic Issue. Head of Athena left, in crested Corinthian helmet / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, XIII; three pellets to left, AF below. TextImage
SNG ANS 914Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AE. 26.15 mm., Laureate head of Hieron left / IEΡONΩΣ, Horseman galloping right, unclear object in left field. SNG ANS 914.TextImage
SNG ANS 919Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. c274-216 BC. AE 27mm. Laureate head of Hieron left; herm behind / mounted horseman galloping right, holding long spear pointed forwards; I below. SNG ANS 919. TextImage
SNG ANS 919cfSyracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE27. Diademed head left / IEΡΩNOΣ, mounted horseman holding spear galloping right, symbol in field right. TextImage
SNG ANS 924Hieron, in the name of Gelon II, Syracuse, Sicily, 274-216 BC. AE26; 17.9 gr. Diademed head of Gelon left, cornucopiae behind head / Horseman galloping right, holding couched lance. Monogram before horse, IEΡΩNOΣ below. SNG ANS 924; BMC 591.TextImage
SNG ANS 929Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. AE 27mm. Diademed head left / Horseman galloping right, holding couched lance. Calciati II 195ff. TextImage
SNG ANS 935Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE 28mm. 274-216 BC. Diademed head left / Horseman galloping right, with couched lance, M below horse, IEΡΩNOΣ in ex. TextImage
SNG ANS 944Syracuse, Sicily. Hieron II. 274-216 BC. AE 27mm. Diademed head left / IEΡΩNOΣ, horseman galloping right, holding couched lance; Φ below. Calciati II pg. 383, R1 35. TextImage
SNG ANS 987Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II, 275-215 BC, AE19. Head of Poseidon left / IER NO… Trident between two dolphins. TextImage
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SNG ANS 998Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AE19. Head of Poseidon left / IEΡΩNOΣ trident, on each side dolphin; below O-Φ. SNG Cop 850, BMC 609. TextImage
SNG ANS 1021Syracuse, Sicily, AE17, struck under Hieron II. ca. 265–240 BC. 4.38 g. Laureate head of Apollo left / IEΡΩNOΣ beneath free horse galloping right. ΛY above. Hoover HGC 1552; Calciati II 202-203; SNG ANS 1021.TextImage
Sear 983Syracuse, Sicily, Hieron II AV 60 Litrae or Dekadrachm. Period III, phase I, ca 220-217 BC. Wreathed head of Persephone left, in triple-pendant earring and necklace; bucranium behind / Charioteer in galloping biga right, holding kentron in right hand and reins in left; monogram below, IEΡΩNOΣ in ex. TextImage
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