AR Drachm. 5.03g, 18mm
MINTED: SIKYONIA, Sikyon, circa 431-400 BC
REF: BCD Peloponnesos 180-4; HGC 5, 206
OBVERSE: Dove alighting left; Σ-E flanking.
REVERSE: Dove flying left within wreath.
Ex BCD Collection
Almost Very Fine. Rare.
The city-state of Sikyon was a longtime ally of the Kingdom of Sparta, and during the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC), she joined Corinth and Elis in allying with Sparta against the Delian League of Athens. This coin was struck during that period, with Sikyon serving as a major mint of the anti-Athenian forces. The dove was the primary badge of the city.
SIKYONIA, Sikyon . 431-400 BC . AR Drachm . Rare . Ex BCD Collection
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