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Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Syracuse, Pyrrhos


Note: BMC describes the Sicilian coinage of Pyrrhos in Vol. 7 (Thessaly), not in Vol. 2 (Sicily).

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BMC VII, 35Sicily, Syracuse AE17. Time of Pyrros, 278-276 BC. Head of Athena left in Corinthian helmet, thunderbolt behind head / BASILEWS PURROU above and below grain ear, all within oak wreath. Calciati 187. TextImage
BMC 505Pyrrhos, Sicily, 278-276 BC, AE. 10,34 g. Head of Herakles left, wearing lionskin / SURA-KOSIWN, Athena Promachos advancing right, wielding spear and holding shield on outstretched left arm, owl to right. BMC 505; Calciati 176.TextImage
Calciati 175Sicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhus. 278-276 BC. AE 24mm. SURAKOSIWN, head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / Athena Promachos standing right, holding thunderbolt overhead in right hand, shield on left arm; owl before. SNG ANS 850. TextImage
Calciati 176Sicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhus. 278-276 BC. AE 23mm. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / SURA-KOSIWN, Athena Promachos standing right, holding thunderbolt overhead in right hand, shield on left arm. SNG Cop 813. TextImage
Calciati 177Sicily, Syracuse, time of Pyrrhos. 278-276 BC. AE 23mm. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / Athena Promachos advancing right, brandishing spear & shield; wreath in left field. SNG ANS 846. TextImage
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Calciati 182Syracuse. Pyrrhos. 278-276 BC. AE 24mm. Head of Herakles right in lion’s skin headdress / Athena Promachos walking right, with thunderbolt & shield. TextImage
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Calciati 184vSicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhus. 278-276 BC. AE 24mm. FQIAS, veiled head of Phthia left, in wreath of oak; pedum (?) behind / BASILEWS above, PURROU below, thunderbolt. TextImage
Calciati 185vSicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhus. 278-276 BC. AE 22mm. Wreathed head of Persephone right, in single-pendant earring & necklace; ear of grain behind / BASILEWS PURROU, Demeter seated right, holding sceptre in left arm, stalk of barley in right. TextImage
Calciati 187Sicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhos. 278-276 BC. AE 18mm (6.38 gm). Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; dolphin behind / BASILEWS left, PURROU right, grain ear; all within oak wreath. TextImage
SNGANS 184cfSicily, Pyrrhus AE24. FQIAS, veiled head of Phthia left, in oak wreath, forepart of hippocamp behind neck / BASILEWS PYPPOY, thunderbolt. Cf SNG ANS 834–835. TextImage
SNGANS 828Sicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhos. 278-276 BC. AR Octobol. Wreathed head of Kore left; altar & A behind / BASILEWS PURROU left, Athena standing left, brandishing spear in right hand, large shield on left arm. SNG Cop 94. TextImage
SNGANS 828cfSicily. Syracuse. Pyrrhus (278-275 BC). Silver 5 litrae (5.35 gm). Head of Kore left, wreathed with grain, in pendant earring / BASILEWS PURROU, Athena, viewed from behind, standing left, brandishing spear & shield. Cf. SNG ANS 828 (with altar symbol). Extremely fine ex Leu 72 (12 May 1998), lot 119. TextImage
SNGANS 847Sicily, Syracuse. Pyrrhus. 278-276 BC. AE 24mm. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / Athena Promachos standing right, holding thunderbolt overhead in right hand, shield on left arm; owl before. SNGCop 809. TextImage
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