, , c. 425 - 406 B.C.
Located on a plateau overlooking Sicily's southern coast, was founded c. 582 B.C. by from Gela. It grew rapidly, becoming second only to in importance on , but was sacked by in 406 B.C. and never fully recovered. It was renamed after it fell to Rome in 210 B.C.SH56732. Bronze hemilitron, I p. 172, 6; 1029; -; -, aF, 13.624 g, maximum 24.9 mm, 90o, mint, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; AKPA, left, wings open, lowered, clutching dead hare in talons; crab, crayfish left below, three pellets flanking claws on each side (six total), all within a shallow round ; $140.00 (Ä124.60)
, , c. 425 - 406 B.C.
was founded early in the 6th century by from Gela. It was second only to in importance on , but was sacked by the Carthaginians in 406 B.C. It was renamed after it fell to Rome in 210 B.C.BB76876. Bronze tetras, I p. 181 ff., 55; 77; 1045; 133; 523; 140, VF, green , centered on a , small edge flaw, 6.074 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, c. 425 - 406 B.C.; AKPA, standing left, wings open, downward, hare right legs up in its talons; crab, three pellets over crayfish left below; $140.00 (Ä124.60)
Messana, , 411 - 408 B.C.
Founded by Greek in the 8th century BC, Messina was originally called Zancle, from the Greek meaning "scythe" because of the shape of its natural harbor (though a attributes the name to Zanclus). In the early 5th century BC, Anaxilas of Rhegium renamed it Messene in of the Greek city Messene.GB66780. Bronze hemilitron, I p. 51, 9mv4/1; p. 107, 71; cf. 390 (controls obscure), VF, 4.673 g, maximum 17.8 mm, 180o, Messana mint, ΠEΛΩPIAΣ, of nymph Peloria left, hair in and , behind neck; MEΣΣANIΩN, trident, A P between prongs, scallop shell left, hare downward on right; ; $135.00 (Ä120.15)
, , 287 - 241 B.C.
Zeus Hellanios may be translated as "Zeus worshipped by all Greeks." In , Zeus Hellanios was depicted without a beard, and so is often mistaken for . Zeus Hellanios may have been depicted on this coin to unify the Greeks against . It highlights a commonality among all Greeks and a distinction between them and the Phoenicians, who worshipped .GB69009. Bronze trias, p 214, 134; 134; cf. 541; 113 var. (∆ control letter on ); 159, VF, nice , 4.360 g, maximum 19.22 mm, 90o, mint, 287 - 241 B.C.; beardless and laureate of Zeus Hellanios right; two eagles left, hare in talons, nearest with upright screaming, behind lowered on hare; $125.00 (Ä111.25)
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