Ancient Coinage of Syracuse, Sicily, 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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BMC 664Syracuse, Sicily, Fifth Democracy, 214-212 BC. AR 2.5 Litrae, 2.22 g. Laureate head of Apollo left. / ΣYΡAK ΣI I, Isis, with inflated veil, standing left, holding sistrum and palm branch. F in left field. BMC 664; SNG ANS 904; SNG Lloyd 1571; De Luynes 1397.TextImage
Burnett D6Syracuse, Sicily. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrai. Helmeted head of Athena left, in single-pendant earring, necklace & an Attic helmet decorated with a griffin / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Artemis standing left, drawing bow, hound at her feet; ΔA before. SNG Lloyd 1568. TextImage
Burnett D11Syracuse, Sicily, Fifth Democracy, 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrae. Helmeted head of Athena left, in Attic helmet decorated with a coiled snake / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Artemis standing left drawing bow, hound at feet; MI before. SNG ANS 1218v. TextImage
Burnett D13Syracuse, Sicily. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrae. Helmeted head of Athena left, in Attic helmet / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Artemis standing left drawing bow, hound at feet; ΣΩ before. SNG ANS 1218. TextImage
Burnett D18Syracuse, Sicily. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 12 Litrae. Helmeted head of Athena left, in Attic helmet / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Artemis standing left drawing bow, hound at feet; ΣΩ before. SNG ANS 1218, SNG Cop 879, Pozzi 663. TextImage
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Burnett D31Syracuse, Sicily, Fifth Democracy (214-212 BC) AR 8 Litrae. Head of Athena left, in crested Corinthian helmet with griffin device on bowl / Winged thunderbolt, YA-ΣΛ below. TextImage
Burnett D34Syracuse, Sicily, Fifth Democracy (214-212 BC) AR 12 litrae (10.07 gm). Head of Athena left in crested Corinthian helmet, in pendant earring, necklace, & aegis / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Artemis standing left, drawing bow, hound leaping left at feet, ΔIΦI in left field. TextImage
Burnett D38Syracuse, Sicily. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 10 Litrai. Head of Persephone left, in earring, necklace & wreath of grain; torch behind / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN to right of Zeus Strategos standing front, looking left, holding sceptre, XAΡ and eagle in left field. Burnett D38; DeLuynes 1394. TextImage
Burnett D44cSyracuse, Sicily. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AR 6 Litrai. Head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN in exergue, Nike in galloping biga right; XA below horses. Weber 1722, Gulbenkian 361, BMC 659. TextImage
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Burnett D53Syracuse, Sicily. Fifth 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; ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN below double exergual line, monogram above, AI below horses, signature ΛY on exergual line. DeLuynes 1395, Jameson 894. TextImage
Calciati 205vSyracuse, Sicily, Fifth Republic AE 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 / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, 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 / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, lotus-flower and two ears of corn. Calciati 237.TextImage
SNGANS 1054Syracuse, Sicily. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AE 22mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Dioscuri on horseback right; star above, OΦ below. Calciati 205, Favorito 64. TextImage
SNG ANS 1055vSyracuse, Sicily. Fifth Democracy. 214-212 BC. AE 22mm. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Dioscuri on horseback right; star above, OΦ below. Calciati 205, Favorito 64. TextImage
SNG Cop 895Syracuse, Sicily AE15. 215-212BC. Laureate head of Apollo left / ΣYΡ-AKO ΣI-ΩN, torch. TextImage
Sear SG 997Syracuse, Sicily, Republic of 214-212 BC, AR 12 Litrae. Head of Athena left wearing crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with horse / ΣYΡAKOΣIΩN, Artemis standing left, shooting arrow from bow, hound running left at her feet, letters and or monogram in left field. BMC 652ff.TextImage
Sear SG 999Syracuse, Sicily, 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 1004Syracuse, 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.TextImage
Sear SG 1226Syracuse, Sicily, 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 1231Syracuse, Sicily, 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 1234Syracuse, Sicily 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)Syracuse, Sicily 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
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