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Barron 1Messana, as Zankle, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. Under Samian occupation. 494-493 BC. 20 mm, 17.24 g. Facing lion's scalp. / Prow of a Samian galley left, with ram, akrostolion and fighting platform on the deck. Barron 1; Hoover HGC 772.TextFull Size
Calciati 9 Messana, Sicily. Circa 450-400 BC. AE 17mm. Head of nymph Pelorias left; two dolphins before, sea-shell behind / Trident; scallop shells between points, two dolphins below. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 16v Messana, Sicily. Circa 488-481 BC. AR Litra. Facing lion's head / MES in plain incuse circle. SNG ANS 313v. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 57 Messana, Sicily. ca 488-461 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking biga right; olive leaf in exergue / MEΣΣE-N-IO-N, hare springing right. SNG ANS 314. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 60 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. Struck circa 478-476 BC. Charioteer driving walking biga right, holding kentron & reins; leaf in exergue / Hare springing right. SNG ANS 314. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 102 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 475-471 BC. Charioteer driving walking biga right; leaf in exergue / Hare springing right. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 170 Messana, Sicily. c470-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving mule team; olive leaf below / MESSENION, bounding hare. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 200 Messana, Sicily. Circa 465-462/1 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.12 gm). Seated charioteer driving walking biga right; leaf in exergue / Hare springing right. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 335 Messana, Sicily. c455-451 BC. AR Drachm. Charioteer driving walking biga right, holding reins with both hands; leaf with fruit in exergue, Nike flying above and crowning horses / Hare springing right, retrograde B above. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 356 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 450–446 BC. Mule biga right, above Nike flying right to crown mules, laurel leaf & berry in exergue / MESS—ANION (latter half retrograde), hare leaping right above sprig of three leaves. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 419 Messana, Sicily. Circa 438-434 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Biga of mules right, Nike flying above / Hare springing right, olive spray above. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 419bis Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 438-434 BC. Biga of mules right, above Nike flying right to crown mules, laurel leaf & berry in ex / Hare leaping right. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 420 Messana, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. ca 435 BC. Biga of mules driven right by seated male charioteer, Nike flying right, crowning mules, pellet & olive leaf in exergue / MEΣΣA-N-ION, hare bounding right. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 480 Messana, Sicily. ca 425-421 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking biga of mules right, holding kentron in right hand, reins with both; olive leaf with berry in exergue, Nike flying above crowning horses / MEΣ-Σ-A-NI-O-N, hare springing right; fly below. SNG ANS 376. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 491 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 410-405 BC. Biga of mules driven right by standing charioteer, Nike alighting right on reins to crown mules, laurel leaf & berry in exergue / Hare leaping right above dolphin leaping right. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 493 SICILY. Messana. Ca. 410-405 BC. Silver tetradrachm (17.41 gm). Charioteer driving slow mule biga right, above Nike flying right to crown mules, laurel leaf & berry in exergue / [M]EΣ-Σ-A-N-IO-N, hare leaping right above dolphin leaping left. Caltabiano 493 (D201/R201). Jameson 649 (same dies). Obverse struck from rusty die, the hare on reverse remarkably well-detailed. Good extremely fine TextFull Size
Caltabiano 494 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 425-421 BC. Charioteer driving slow biga of mules right, holding reins with both hands; above, Nike flying right, crowning mules; leaf with fruit in exergue / MEΣ-ΣA-N-I-ON, hare springing right; below, dolphin right. SNG ANS 357. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 497 Messana, Sicily. ca 425-421 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking biga of mules right, holding kentron in right hand, reins with both; two dolphins in exergue, Nike flying above crowning horses / ME-Σ-Σ-ANIO-N, hare springing right; dolphin below. SNG ANS 360. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 510 Sicily - Messana. 420-410 B.C. AR Tetradrachm. Hare running r.; below, cockle-shell; around, inscription / Biga of mules walking r., guided by charioteer; above, inscr.; in exergue, two dolphins facing. TextFull Size
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Caltabiano 511 Messana, Sicily. Circa 420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm. The nymph Messana driving biga left; two dolphins nose-to-nose in exergue / Hare springing left; grain ear below. SNG Copenhagen 403, SNG Lockett 823, Kraay & Hirmer 55, SNG ANS 372. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 512•4 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 420-413 BC. MEΣΣANA above, charioteer driving walking biga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; two dolphins in exergue / MEΣ-Σ-ANI-ON retrograde, hare springing right; grasshopper on bunch of grapes below. SNG Cop 402. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 514 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 410-405 BC. Biga of mules driven left by female charioteer, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue / Hare leaping right over dolphin right. TextFull Size
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Caltabiano 517 Messana, Sicily. c420-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm. MEΣΣ-ANA, standing charioteer driving walking biga right, holding kentron / MEΣ-Σ-A-NIO-N, hare springing right; dolphin below. SNG Cop 399, SNG ANS 356. Text
Caltabiano 524 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca. 407–405 BC. MEΣΣA-NA, mule biga right, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue / MEΣ-ΣA-NI-O-N, hare leaping right above dolphin leaping right. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 600 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. Struck 412-408 BC. The nymph Messana driving a walking biga of mules left, Nike flying above. / Hare springing right, stalk of grain behind, MEΣΣANION below. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 611 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 412-408 BC. Charioteer driving slow biga of mules left, holding kentron in right hand, reins with both; above, Nike flying right, crowning charioteer; two dolphins in exergue / MEΣΣ-AN-ION, hare springing right; below, head of Pan right. SNG ANS 371v. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 613 Messana, Sicily. ca 412-408 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking biga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above crowning charioteer, two dolphins in exergue / MEΣΣAN-I-ON, hare springing right; head of Pan facing right below, syrinx before. SNG ANS 369v. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 614 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 412-408 BC. Charioteer driving slow biga of mules left, holding kentron in right hand, reins with both; in exergue, two dolphins nose to nose / MEΣΣANION, hare springing left; above, bird flying left; grain ear below. SNG Cop 404, BMC 46, SNG ANS 378. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 620 Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 405-397 BC. Biga of mules driven left by Nike, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue / hare leaping left over stalk of grain, dove flying left above, MEΣΣANIΩN in ex. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 623 Messana, Sicily. ca 412-408 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving walking biga of mules left, holding kentron in right hand, reins with both; two dolphins in exergue, Nike flying above crowning charioteer / MEΣΣANIΩN below hare springing left; grain ear below, bird above. SNG Cop 401. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 671 Messana, Sicily. ca 411-408 BC. AE Hemilitron. Head of the nymph Pelorias right, hair bound in ampyx & sphendone; three dolphins around / MEΣΣANIΩN, trident head, scallop shell on either side, hare left. Calciati 11, BMC 72v. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 708•2 Messana, Sicily. ca 407-396 BC. AE Tetras. MEΣΣANIΩN, hare running left; lagabolon above, K & locust left below / Cuttlefish. Calciati 1. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 710
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Messana, Sicily. ca 338-331 BC. AE Dilitron. ΠOΣEIΔAN, laureate head of Poseidon left / MEΣΣANIΩN, ornate trident head, dolphin on either side. Calciati 12/3, SNG ANS 391; BMC 73; SNG Cop 420.TextFull Size
Caltabiano 747 Messana, Sicily. Circa 330-325 BC. AE Litra. Laureate head of Poseidon left; F & dolphin behind / Ornate trident head, dolphin on either side; F below. Calciati 14v, SNG ANS 393v, SNG Copenhagen 421. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 755v Messana, Sicily. ca 338-331 BC. AE Tetras. ΠOΣEIΔAN, laureate head of Poseidon left / MEΣΣANIΩN, ornate trident head, dolphin on either side. Calciati 16, SNG Cop 422. TextFull Size
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Caltabiano 867•2 Messana, Sicily. c310-288 BC. AE Litra. ΠEΛΩΡIAΣ, head of Pelorias left, wearing wreath of grain; two dolphins before / MEΣΣANIΩN, naked warrior advancing left, holding shield & spear. Calciati 22, SNG ANS 395. TextFull Size
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Caltabiano 879 Sicily, The Mamertini at Messana. Ca 288-278 BC. AE Double. Helmeted head of Ares left / Hound standing right. Calciati 20, SNG Cop 443. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 890 Messana, Sicily. ca 287-279 BC. AE Hemilitron. Draped bust of Pelorias left, in single-pendant earring & necklace; two dolphins before / MEΣΣANIΩN in ex, Nike driving a galloping biga right. Calciati 21, SNG ANS 389, BMC 84, SNG Cop 424. TextFull Size
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Messana, Sicily. ca 278-275 BC. AE Litra. MEΣΣANIΩN, head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / Lion walking right, left paw raised; club above, torch in ex. Calciati 23, BMC 79; SNG Cop 426-427. TextFull Size
Caltabiano 914 Messana, Sicily AE Litra. Circa 278-275 BC. MEΣΣANIΩN, head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / Lion walking right, left paw raised; club above, torch in exergue. TextFull Size
Gill 1DMessana, Sicily or uncertain mercenaries in Sicily, AE13, 3.60 g, mid 4th Century BC. Head of Hephaistos left, wearing conical pilos / ME monogram. Gill 1D in SNR 2008; BCD Peloponnesos 1330 (this coin, but as Methana in Argolis); Buceti, Messana 5.TextFull Size
Pozzi 484 Messana, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm, 25mm, 16.93 g. 490-461 BC. Biga of mules drove by charioteer, olive leaf below / MESSENION, Hare running right. Pozzi 484; Sear 842.TextFull Size
SG 847v Messana, Sicily, AR tetradrachm. ca 435 BC. Biga of mules driven right by seated male charioteer, Nike flying right, crowning mules, olive leaf in exergue / MEΣΣ-ANION, hare bounding right, olive sprig below. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 298ff Sicily, Zankle-Messana AR Drachm. ca 500 BC. DANKLE, dolphin left within sickle-shaped harbor / Nine part incuse square with scallop shell in center. SNG Lockett 814. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 300 SICILY. Messana as Zancle. Ca. 510-494 BC. AR drachm (5.68 g). DANKLE, dolphin leaping left within sickle-shaped harbor / Shallow incuse square divided into nine smaller squares, the central square sunk, containing cockle shell in relief; the corner squares halved diagonally, one half sunk; two opposing squares sunk, each containing raised rectangle. Gielow, MBNG XLVIII, 55 (same obverse die). SNG ANS 300 (same obverse die). Rizzo pl. xxv, 4-5. Toned. Obverse struck from TextFull Size
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SNG ANS 300ff Sicily, Zankle-Messana. ca 500 BC. AR Drachm. DANKLE, dolphin swimming left within sickle-shaped harbor / Nine part incuse square with scallop shell in center. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 301 Messana, Sicily as Zancle AR Drachm. ca 510-494 BC. DANKLE, dolphin leaping left within sickle-shaped harbor / Shallow incuse square divided into nine smaller squares, the central square sunk, containing cockle shell in relief; the corner squares halved diagonally, one half sunk; two opposing squares sunk, each containing raised rectangle. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 305 Messana, Sicily, as Zancle AR Litra. ca 500 BC. Dolphin leaping left within circular harbor / Scallop shell in center of nine-part geometric pattern. SNG Munich 626. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 317.1 Messana, Sicily. c480-461 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving mule team, olive leaf below / MESSENION, bounding hare right. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 317 Messana, Sicily. c480-461 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Charioteer driving mule team, olive leaf below / MESSENION, bounding hare right. Dewing 638; SNG Cop 390. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 335Messana, AR 27.92 mm, ca. 455-451 BC. 16.81 gr. Charioteer driving slow biga of mules right, Nike flying right above, holding wreath, olive leaf in exergue / MESSANI-ON, hare springing right, B above. SNG ANS 335; Caltabiano 323; SNG Copenhagen 394; cf Sear Greece 842.TextFull Size
SNG ANS 357Messana, Sicily AR Tetradrachm. ca 425-421 BC. Charioteer driving slow biga of mules right, holding reins with both hands; above, Nike flying right, crowning mules; leaf with fruit in exergue / MEΣ-ΣA-N-I-ON, hare springing right; below, dolphin right. SNG ANS 357. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 403 Messana -Under The Mamertini. 288-278 B.C. AE 27 mm. Laureate head of Ares right; behind, Macedonian helmet / Eagle, wings spread, standing left on thunderbolt. TextFull Size
SNG ANS 406 Messana, Sicily, The Mamertini, 288-278 BC. AE26. Laureate head of Ares / Eagle standing on thunderbolt. TextFull Size
Sear SG 842Messana, Sicily, AR Tetradrachm. 480-461 BC. Charioteer driving mule biga, olive leaf in exergue / MESSENION (N's retrograde) Hare bounding right. SNG ANS 314. TextFull Size
Sear SG 845Messana, Sicily, AR litra, (0.76g) c. 480-461 BC. Hare bounding right, olive leaf below. / Retrograde MES. Caltabiano 389; BMC 62; Sear SG 845. TextFull Size
Sear 854Messana, Sicily, AR tetradrachm. 16.76 gr, 24.87 mm. 425-396 BC. Biga of mules driven left by Messana, holding reins in both hands, Nike flying right above, holding wreath, two dolphins meeting in exergue / MEΣΣANIΩN, hare running left, eagle flying left above, ear of barley left below. BMC 46; Sear Greece 854.TextFull Size
Sear SG 1132Messana, Sicily. Circa 407-396 BC. AE Tetras (6.92 gm). MEΣΣANIΩN, hare running left; lagabolon above, locust right in exergue / Cuttlefish. Calciati 2/1, SNG ANS 382-384; BMC 68, SNG Cop 418. TextFull Size
Sear SG 1135Messana, Sicily. ca 338-331 BC. AE Dilitron. ΠOΣEIΔAN, laureate head of Poseidon left / MEΣΣANIΩN, ornate trident head, dolphin on either side. Calciati 12/3, SNG ANS 391; BMC 73; SNG Cop 420.TextFull Size
Sear SG 1137Messana, Sicily. ca 278-275 BC. AE Litra. MEΣΣANIΩN, head of Herakles left, in lion's skin headdress / Lion walking right, left paw raised; club above, torch in ex. Calciati 23, BMC 79; SNGCop 426-427.TextFull Size
See also: Magna Graecia Coins of Messana
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