Leontini Sicily 207-200 BC AE16 Veiled Demeter/Bundle of Grain Very Fine

Ancient Coins - Leontini Sicily 207-200 BC AE16 Veiled Demeter/Bundle of Grain Very Fine
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Leontini, Sicily, c. 207 - 200 B.C.
 
GB65520. Bronze AE 16, Calciati p. 81, 9; SNG ANS 274; BMC Sicily p. 93, 66; SNG Cop 366, VF, 4.170g, 16.1mm, 180o, Leontini mint, veiled head of Demeter left, plow behind; reverse ΛΕΟΝ, bundle of grain
 
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.
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