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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Sicily| > |Other Sicily| > GS21862
Naxos, Sicily, 430 - 415 B.C.
|Other| |Sicily|, |Naxos,| |Sicily,| |430| |-| |415| |B.C.|, Naxos was an ancient Greek city of Sicily on the east coast of the island between Catana (modern Catania) and Messana (modern Messina). It was at the mouth of the river Acesines (modern Alcantara) and at the foot of the hill on which was afterwards built the city of Tauromenium (modern Taormina). In 403 B.C., Dionysius of Syracuse, having made himself master of Naxos by the treachery of their general Procles, sold all the inhabitants as slaves and destroyed the walls and buildings of the city. The site of Naxos was never again inhabited in antiquity; but in 358 B.C., the Naxian exiles from all parts of the island joined together and founded Tauromenium on top of the nearby hill.
GS21862. Silver litra, Cahn Naxos 104 (V67/R86), HGC 2 973 (R2), SNG ANS -, aVF, toned, chipped edge, Naxos mint, weight 0.483g, maximum diameter 11.1mm, 430/420 - 415 B.C.; obverse NAΞI, bearded head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; reverse bunch of grapes on vine with two leaves and tendrils around; very rare; SOLD











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