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Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Longane


Longane was south of Mylai, west of Zankle and near the banks of the Longanos river. The only coins known from the city show the head of young Herakles on the obverse and that of the river god, Longanos right or left on the reverse. Various spellings in Greek, usually retrograde, are used on the obverse.

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BMC 1Longane, Sicily. Ca 425-405 BC. AR Litra, 11 mm, 0.75 g. LONGANAION (retrograde), head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Horned head of the young river-god Longanos left. BMC 1; Hoover HGC 755; SNG ANS 286.TextImage
Jenkins hSicily, Longane AR Litra. ca 425-405 BC. 0.69 g. Head of Herakles right, in lion's skin headdress, retrograde legend LONGANAION before / Horned head of a young river-god right. SNG ANS 286 var (rev. left); Hoover HGC 754 var (obv legend). TextImage
Jenkins h (2)Longane, Sicily. Ca 425-405 BC. AR Litra, 11 mm, 0.66 g. LONGANAION (retrograde), head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress / Horned head of the young river-god Longanos right. Jenkins h; BMC 1 var (head left); Hoover HGC 754 var (obv legend).TextImage
See also: Perseus Project database info on Longane
Search for Longane at CoinArchives.com
Entry for Longane on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Longane in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum
Search for Longane in the ANS Database

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