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Kamarina, Sicily, 413 - 405 B.C.
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.
GI88919. Bronze tetras, Westermark-Jenkins 200; Calciati III pp. 63 - 65, 33; BMC Sicily p. 40; 40; SNG MŁnchen 415; SNG ANS 1228; SNG Cop 169; HGC 2 548, VF, well centered, bold strike, brown patina, porous, Kamarina (near Scoglitti, Sicily, Italy) mint, weight 3.263g, maximum diameter 15.0mm, die axis 0o
, 413 - 405 B.C.; obverse head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with wing, dot border; reverse owl standing left on left leg, head facing, lizard in right talon, KAMA downward on right, three pellets (mark of value) in exergue; $200.00
Catalog current as of Tuesday, August 20, 2019.
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