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SICILY: The Kersini
SICILY: The Kersini, 357-344 BC, AE Tetras, 7.51g, 21mm, 4h. Bearded (?) head right, dotted border/Forepart of Achelous Kersini(?) as a man-faced bull right. Campana CNAI "Kersini" 1; MSP I, 41 (this coin illustrated).

These pieces are attributed to the Kersini because they were found with other coins carrying the inscription KERSINON; both types of coins come from the area of the modern-day St. Caterina Villarmosa. The Kersini were most likely a group of Campanian mercenaries employed by one of the Syracusan tyrants of the 5th-4th Century BC, who were given some land or municipality once their service was complete.

Ex. CNG eAuction 327, lot 329 (the Continental Collection) mis-described as a bronze hemilitra from Agyrion.

One of six known.
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