The Coins of the Tyrants. Territory and power of influence of the polis of Akragas in the period of Emmenid rule (490/89-471 BC, Western Sicily) [Die Münzen der Tyrannen. Territorium und Einflussmacht der Polis Akragas in der Zeit der Emmenidenherrschaft]
Research on Greek numismatics
Release year: 2022
Number of pages:: 80 pages
Images: 10 fig.
ISBN (Paperback): 9783910347007
ISBN (ePDF): 9783910347090
ISBN (EPUB): 9783910347014
The early tyranny in ancient Sicily is known to us mainly through literary and epigraphic sources. This technical article deals with a more recent research approach that has become possible thanks to advances in numismatic research and various new finds over the past two decades. By systematically recording the coinage and all coins found that are associated with the Emmenids of Akragas, it was possible to work out distribution, nominal systems and motif paradigms, which also provided new insights into the relevance of the early tyrants in Sicily. A methodologically and thematically contemporary ancient historical study of the Sicily of the Emmenids and Deinomenids in the fifth century BC.
Tags : Akragas, Selinunte, Himera, Selinous, Tyrannis, Emmenids, Deinomenids, Theron of Akragas, Terillos of Himera, Carthaginians, Monte Iato, Motye, Eryx, Hippana, Segesta, Panormos, Carthaginian Epicracy, Entella, Solous, Nakone, Coinage, Corinthian coin standard, Attic coin standard, hoard finds in Sicily.
About the author
Christian Leeck, born in 1981 in Wuppertal, Germany, is a research associate at the Department of Ancient History at the University of Wuppertal. He has a profound knowledge of the history and topography of the two southwestern Sicilian poleis, Selinunte and Akragas. Among other things, he researched the Selinuntine Chora in the area of tension between the ásty, the neighbouring city of Agrigento, and the indigenous settlement system.