Sicily, Syracuse, Pyrrhos; head of Herakles/Athena
Description: Sicily, Syracuse, Reign of Pyrrhos 278 - 276 BC. ΣΥΡAKOΣIΩN; head of Herakles left, wearing lion skin, cornucopia behind / Athena Promachos advancing right, hurling javelin and holding shield, owl to right.
Diameter: AE24 mm
Weight: 10,04 g
Attribution: SNG ANS 850
Commentary: olive patina, good centering
History: Because of growing opposition to his conduct in Sicily, Pyrrhos left after only two years with the words: "What a wrestling ground we are leaving, my friends, for the Carthaginians and the Romans."
Article Number: 024-01-02-41652