Ancient Coinage of Sicily, Petra

Petra ("the rock"), located somewhere in NW Sicily, submitted to the Romans in 254 BC, during the First Punic War. Petra survived until about the 2nd century AD. The people of the town issued a single type, produced by overstriking Syracusan coins produced in 375345 BC.

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SNG ANS 614Petra, Sicily, AE Drachm. 28.53mm, 30.52 gr. Ca 340-330 BC. ΠETΡINΩN, bearded head of Zeus right / Aphrodite, wearing chiton, seated right on chair, holding dove in left hand. Hoover 1097; SNG ANS 614.TextImage
See also: Magna Graecia Coins of Petra
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