275-215 BC Syracuse (Sicily) 1 Litra - Hieron II: Poseidon - NGC Ancients VF

  • Grading Service: Numismatic Guaranty Corporation Ancients - NGC Ancients
  • Grade: Very Fine - VF
  • Certification: Various
  • Country: Greece - Syracuse, Sicily
  • King: Hieron II (275-215 BC)
  • Type: Standard Circulation Coin
  • Years: 275-215 BC
  • Denomination: 1 Litra
  • Currency: Litra
  • Composition: Bronze
  • Diameter: 22mm
  • Weight: 7.5g
  • Edge: Smooth
  • Obverse: Diademed head of Poseidon left, within border of dots
  • Reverse: Trident head flanked by dolphins; letter or monogram below
Hieron II, tyrant and then king of Syracuse, Sicily from 270 to 216/215 BCE. He was also the legitimate son of Syracusan noble, Hierocles. He strengthened his position by marrying the daughter of Leptines. Mamertines a body of Campanian mercenaries who had been employed by Agathocles, had seized the stronghold of Messina, and proceeded in harassing the Syracusans.

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