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Kephaloidion, Sicily, c. 307 - 289 B.C.
Kephaloidoion, on Cape Cefalu, was under the influence of nearby Himera until c. 405 B.C. In 396 B.C., the town allied with General Himilco of Carthage against Dionysos of Syracuse but was defeated. Agathocles besieged and conquered the city in 307 B.C. Kephaloidion was again allied with Carthage at the beginning of the First Punic War but the citizens opened the gates when the Roman fleet appeared off the shore in 254 B.C. The city faded but survived at least into the second century A.D.
GI76952. Bronze AE 17, Calciati
I, p. 371, 1; HGC 2
649 (R2); SNG ANS
-; SNG Morcom
-; SNG München
-; SNG Tüb
-, VF, green patina
, light marks, reverse
off center, Kephaloidion (Cefalu, Sicily
) mint, weight
4.367g, maximum diameter
16.8mm, die axis
, c. 344 - 336 B.C. (references vary greatly); obverse
KEΦAΛOI∆I, Herakles head
right, wearing Nemean lion
scalp headdress; reverse
bull butting right, club above, linear border
; very rare
Catalog current as of Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
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