A copper coin issued by the city of Syracuse, Sicily, 275-215 BC
Mint: Syracuse

Reference: BMC Sicily p.218 No.598
Die axis: 09

Obverse Description

Head of Posidon facing left

Reverse Description

Ornamented trident-head, around two dolphins, below (worn) in Greek, {IERONOS}

Edge Description



Hieron was a supporter of Pyrrhus but from 275 BC an independent commander of the Syracusan army. He won a number of victories and was proclaimed king; claiming descent from Gelon and Heiron I he became Hieron II.

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