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Poseidon - the god of the sea

Der Gott des Meeres - Poseidon

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Hieron II. 274-216 BC. Bronze ca. 19 mm 274-216 BC. Poseidon / Delphine und Dreizak. Sear 1223; very fine
Poseidon - the god of the sea
  • Elder brother of Zeus
  • He caused chaotic springs, earthquakes and shipwrecks with his trident
  • Caretakers of the oracle at Delphi before Olympian Apollo took it over
  • Platon assumed that he was the progenitor of the ruling dynasty of Atlantis
Cicero described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all". Located in the south-east corner of the island of Sicily the city of Syracuse was playing an important role in ancient times and was the top power of the Mediterranean world. Plato and poets like Aischylos visited the city. King Hiero II, who minted these coins, was a friend and part-time entrepeneur of Archimedes, the most important mathematician of ancient times.

Additional Information

Category 1 Greek Coins
Category 2 Sicily
Category 3 Syracuse
Ruler Hieron II.
Reign 274-216 BC
Denomination Bronze
Date 274-216 BC
Material AE
Condition very fine
Catalogue Sear 1223
Weight ca. 6 g
Diameter ca. 19 mm
Item Number 43583

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