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Roman Republican Triens overstruck on a Hemilitron of Hieron II. of Syracuse / Sicily

Obverse Side:
Minerva r. / (Hieron l.)
obverse overstruck sicilian coin to a roman triens

Reverse Side:

Prow of galley r. / (dioskuri r.)


republican triens minted in Sicily
BMC 678
Example of a Triens minted in Sicily
The former coin of Syracuse (BMC 678) Reverse: SYPAKOSION


02 / MAR / 2001:
This coin was first minted in Syracuse / Sicily under the reign of Hieron II (275 - 215 BC).
The triens overstruck by the Romans is anonymous and was overstruck 211 - 208 BC.
14 / MAR / 2001:
Minted (overstrike): 211 - 208 BC in Sicily ; Crawford 69/4b ; Sydenham 310c
Note the 'IC' right of the prow and the 'line-draw' of the reverse, which is typical for the Sicilian mint.
31 / MAY / 2001:
It has a diameter of ~ 25 mm (~ 1 inch).
The former coin is BMC Sicily / Syracuse 678. The KO of the former reverse legend is still visible.

2001-3 by Captain. All rights reserved.