The man-headed bull reverse, with and without Victory, was a type shared by a number of Campanian cities and may have generally been understood as representing Acheloös, the father of Sirens. Hubert Lanz, Munich (his description, rarity and grade). Its territory extended to the sea, and Strabo says that from the extent of the city walls one could gather that it had once been one of the greatest cities of Italy. The obverse of this issue probably represents the Siren Parthenope who was the local goddess of Neapolis. It was founded, according to Servius by Diomed, who went from Troy directly to Italy. Ref# V1134 .50 For rarity see Art Coins Roma (ACR) Auction 6, Lot 66. Bull standing left, looking back, on ground-line; in exergue: VM (= abbreviation for Sybaris = SY in retrograde archaic letters). Incuse of obverse, but to right and without letters.
424 (PR USD 0 not including buyer's fees) SICILY: HIMERA, 415/410 - 409/407 B.
Good F Ref# V1137 Struck during the period between the destruction of Sybaris I and II.
Really Good F, dark brownish green patina, thick flan.
Mediocre/Near F Ref# V1138 .50 LUCANIA: THOURION (Thourioi; later, Thurium).
About Fine Ref# V1132 .50 LUCANIA: THOURION (Thourioi; later, Thurium).