A copper coin from the town of Catana (Katane), Sicily, circa 150 BC
Mint: not recorded

Reference: BMC Sicily p.53 No.85
Die axis: 12

Obverse Description

Head of Zeus Ammon facing right

Reverse Description

Aequitas standing left holding balanced scales in right hand and cornucopia in left. Various monograms about in field

Edge Description



Zeus was the Greek King of the Gods and God of sky and thunder. Ammon was the city god of Thebes whose worship spread through North Africa. In Greece and Greek colonies Ammon was equated with Zeus but depicted on coins with a curling ram's horn

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