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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Other Sicily| > GB65520
Leontini, Sicily, c. 207 - 200 B.C.
|Other| |Sicily|, |Leontini,| |Sicily,| |c.| |207| |-| |200| |B.C.|, Leontini was founded by colonists from Naxos in 729 B.C. Six miles inland, it is the only Greek settlement in Sicily not located on the coast, Originally held by the Sicels, the site was seized by the Greeks to gain control of the fertile plain to the north.

When the Roman general Marcus Claudius Marcellus stormed the city in 214 B.C., Leontini was subject to Syracuse and the rulers of Syracuse actually resided there. Marcellus had 2000 Roman deserters who were hiding in the city killed, and then moved to lay siege to Syracuse itself.
GB65520. Bronze AE 16, Calciati p. 81, 9; SNG ANS 274; BMC Sicily p. 93, 66; SNG Cop 366, VF, Leontini mint, weight 4.170g, maximum diameter 16.1mm, die axis 180o, c. 207 - 200 B.C.; obverse veiled head of Demeter left, plow behind; reverse bundle of grain, ΛEON downward on right; SOLD











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