A copper pentonkion coin of the Mamertini, Sicily, 288 - 278 BC
Mint: Messana

Reference: BMC Sicily p.112 No.36
Die axis: 07

Obverse Description

Head of Apollo facing left with long hair; behind, a Lyre

Reverse Description

Warrior standing facing wearing a chlamys over his left shoulder, he holds a spear against which rests a shield on his left side and holds a parazonium in his right hand. The Greek letter Pi is above the shield (the mark of value). On the left of the coin in Greek is the legend - {MAMERTINON}

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