Home More Sicily, Syracuse Bronze Of Hieron II (c.275-215 BC) - Obv. Kore-Persephone/rv. Butting Bull With Club NGC AU* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5)

Sicily, Syracuse Bronze of Hieron II (c.275-215 BC) - obv. Kore-Persephone/rv. Butting Bull with Club NGC AU* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5)

Sicily, Syracuse Bronze of Hieron II (c.275-215 BC) - obv. Kore-Persephone/rv. Butting Bull with Club NGC AU* (Strike: 5/5, Surface: 4/5)
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Why add this ancient Sicilian coin to your collection?

Hieron II first rose to power as tyrant, and then king of Syracuse, Sicily, 275-215 BC, who soon after allied his city with Rome. To provide security of his city Syracuse, Hieron employed the famous Greek inventor Archimedes to construct ingenious devices for use by his fleet in their defense of the city. This undated coin was struck between 275-215 BC and is classified AE20, an alloy with bronze or copper as the major metal, with a diameter of approximately 20mm.

What does Persephone symbolize?

The obverse features the head of the Goddess Persephone, facing left, wearing an earring, necklace and a wreath of woven corn. Daughter of Zeus and Demeter, Persephone, also known as Kore, is the goddess of springtime and flowers and symbolizes the fertility of vegetation. The reverse illustrates a butting bull, with a club depicted above.

Beautiful About Uncirculated Coin

The Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) graded this coin of Hieron II to be About Uncirculated, with additional grading of 5/5 for strike characteristics and 4/5 for surface quality. This is equivalent to a Sheldon scale of 50-53. Expect this exceptional coin to have full details with traces of wear at the highest points, with great strike and surface conditions. This coin also earned the certification of Star (*), which NGC awards for an outstanding design element related to strike, surface or style.

Make this exceptionally detailed Sicilian coin of Hieron II the next addition to your ancient's collection!


Year of Issue:275-215 BC
Mint:Ancient Mint
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU*
Composition:Bronze
Weight in Grams:5.54 g