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The H on the obverse might mark the denomination (HMIΛITPON).GS83255. Silver hemilitron, Pozzi 1102; BMC Sicily p. 106, 65; SNG Cop -, F/Fair, weight 0.347 g, maximum diameter 11.0 mm, die axis 0o, Messana mint, obverse hare leaping right, H below; reverse ME in wreath; rare tiny denomination; SOLD
Messana, Sicily, c. 445 - 439 B.C.
Founded by Greek colonists in the 8th century B.C., Messina was originally called Zancle, from the Greek meaning "scythe" because of the shape of its natural harbor (though a legend attributes the name to King Zanclus). In the early 5th century BC, Anaxilas of Rhegium renamed it in honor of the Greek city Messene.GS76865. Silver litra, Caltabiano 410 (D19/R20); SNG ANS 352; SNG Cop 411; BMC Sicily, p., 60; SGCV I 849; HGC 2 814 (R1), F, uneven toning, etched surfaces, weight 0.625 g, maximum diameter 12.3 mm, die axis 180o, Messana mint, c. 445 - 439 B.C.; obverse hare leaping right, ivy leaf left below; reverse MEΣ in olive wreath tied on left; rare; SOLD