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Home > Catalog > Greek Coins > Geographic - All Periods > Sicily > Punic Sicily > GB68416
Solous, Sicily, c. 400 - 350 B.C.
Solous, a Punic town, was attacked and damaged by Dionysios in 396 - 395 B.C., but recovered. In 306, the town received a group of mercenaries who rebelled against Agathocles, and it became a base for the Carthaginian army. The Romans occupied Solous in 244 B.C.
GB68416. Bronze AE 13, Calciati I p. 309, 3; SNG Cop -, SNG ANS -, SNG Munchen -, BMC Sicily -, F, corrosion, reverse off-center, Solos mint, weight 1.741g, maximum diameter 13.0mm, die axis 315o, c. 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse head of young Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse hippocamp left; rare; SOLD










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