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    Syracuse. Timoleon and the Third Democracy (344-317 BC). Æ hemidrachm (25mm, 15.64 gm, 11h). Ca. 344-339/8 BC. ZEYΣ EΛ-[E]Y-ΘEPIOΣ, laureate head of Zeus Eleutherios right / ΣY[P]AKO[Σ]IΩN, thunderbolt; in right field, eagle standing right. Calciati 72. SNG ANS 477-88. Attractive dark green patina with lighter earthen overtones. Extremely Fine.

    Zeus Eleutherios, or Zeus the Liberator, commemorates Timoleon's defeat of the Carthaginian-backed tyrant, Hicetas, and the treaty with Carthage that kept Carthaginian interests confined to western Sicily.


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