Kamarina was suffering a plague. A marsh north of the city was the suspected source. The town oracle advised them not to drain the marsh, but in 405 B.C., the leaders ignored the advice. Once the marsh was dry, there was nothing to stop the Carthaginian army. They marched across the newly drained marsh, razed the city, and killed every last inhabitant.
GS60595. Silver litra, SNG Cop 160; BMC Sicily p. 33, 3; SNG ANS 1215, F, weight 0.430 g, maximum diameter 13.3 mm, die axis 90o, Kamarina mint, c. 495 - 484 B.C.; obverseNike flying left, swan left below, all within olive wreath; reverse KAMARINAION, Athena standing left, helmeted, wearing aegis, spear in right, shield in front; $90.00 (€69.30)
Kamarina, Sicily, c. 425 - 405 B.C.
GB60437. Bronze onkia, Calciati III, p. 54, 18, SNG Morcom 548, gVF, weight 1.516 g, maximum diameter 12.6 mm, die axis 180o, Kamarina mint, c. 425 - 405 B.C.; obverseGorgoneion facing, neat hair tied with hairband; reverse KAMA, Owl standing right, head facing, lizard before in raised claw, G left, pellet in exergue; SOLD
Kamarina, Sicily, 425 - 405 B.C.
GB81697. Bronze onkia, Calciati vol III, p. 53, 15; SGCV I 1064 var, EF, weight 1.388 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 90o, Kamarina mint, 425 - 405 B.C.; obverse Gorgon's head facing with wild locks and no hairband; reverse KAMA, owl standing right, head facing, lizard in left claw, inverted B right, pellet in exergue; nice green patina; SOLD