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Sicily, Syracuse c 341-317 BC
Corinthian Colony silver stater Time of Timoleon and the Third Democracy
At the time Syracuse was having domestic turmoil they were also being threatened from Sparta. An appeal for help to Corinth was made in 344 BC. Timoleon was chosen by a unanimous vote to undertake the mission and defeated Hicetas at Adranum. When the Carthaginians abandoned Hicetas, who was besieged in Leontini, and who was then compelled to surrender. Timoleon was thus master of Syracuse. Obverse flying Pegasus. Reverse Athena in a Corinthian helmet, ΣΥPΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ.
Mint: Syracuse
Provenance: Private acquisition

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