Leukai, , c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Leukai (also Leucae or Leuce) was a small town of ancient , close to Phocaea. Leukai was, according to Pliny, on an island promontory. From Scylax we learn that it had harbors. According to Diodorus, the Persian admiral Tachos founded the town on an eminence on the sea coast in 352 B.C. Shortly after Tachos died, and the Clazomenians and Cymaeans quarreled over the town until the former took control. Leukai was near the site of the battle between the consul Publius Licinius Crassus Mucianius and the Pergamene rebel Aristonicus in 131 B.C.
GB71755. Bronze AE 10, cf. 584 (ΛEO in ); 5 - 6; 4472 (AE 17, etc.); -, VF, nice green , 1.130 g, maximum 10.4 mm, 0o, Leukai mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.; laureate of left; swan standing left, wings open, down, ΛEO(?) upward behind; $55.00 (Ä48.95)
Kamarina, , c. 461 - 435 B.C.
Kamarina was suffering a plague. A of the city was the suspected source. The town oracle advised them not to drain the , but in 405 B.C., the leaders ignored the advice. Once the was dry, there was nothing to stop the Carthaginian army. They marched across the newly drained , razed the city, and killed every last inhabitant.GS76862. Silver , 89 (O25/R49); cf. 160; p. 33, 3; 1215; 536, F, struck with worn dies, porous, 0.527 g, maximum 14.4 mm, 180o, Kamarina (near Scoglitti, , Italy) mint, c. 461 - 435 B.C.; flying left, swan left below, all within olive ; KAMAPINAION, standing left, helmeted, wearing , spear vertical in right hand, at feet, I of between the spear and ; $36.00 (Ä32.04)
, , Agathocles, 317 - 289 B.C.
Sear's and Their Values listed this at £1,500 in 1978!SH10964. Gold 80 litrae, BMC 416v,
970v, 778v ( blunder is variety for all refs), VF, ex damage, 4.27 g, maximum 15.00 mm, 45o, mint, 306 - 289 B.C.; helmeted of right; AΓAΘOKAEOE / BAΣIΛEΩΣ, winged thunderbolt, TP below, no ; the tyrant's name AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ is blundered, reading A instead of Λ and ending in "E" vice the normal"Σ", apparently clipped, holed and filled; SOLD
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