A copper coin issued by the city of Syracuse, Sicily, 275-215 BC. Minted by Syracuse. Hieron was a supporter of Pyrrhus but from 275 BC an independent commander of the Syracusan army. He won a number of victories and was proclaimed king; claiming descent from Gelon and Heiron I he became Hieron II.

Obverse Description

Head of Posidon facing left

Reverse Description

Horseman advancing right holding spear. In field the Greek letter {X} In exergue in Greek, {IERONOS}

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