Kroton - A settlement in Bruttium
Kroton, now Crotone, Italy, was an Achaean colony from c. 710 BC on the coast of the Gulf of Taranto.

Croton's founder was Myscellus who came from the city of Rhypes in Achaea in the northern Peloponnese. It soon became one of the most flourishing cities of Magna Graecia with a population between 50,000 and 80,000 around 500 BC.

Its inhabitants were famous for their physical strength and for the simple sobriety of their lives. From 588 BC onwards, Croton produced many generations of victors in the Olympics and the other Panhellenic Games, the most famous of whom was Milo of Croton.

In 194 BC, it became the site of a Roman colony. Little more is heard of it during the Republican and Imperial periods, though the action of one of the more significant surviving fragments of the Satyricon of Petronius is set in Croton.

Modern location: Crotone, Italy

(1) Brettian League c. 216-203 BC
Obverse: laureate head of Zeus right, stalk of grain behind
Reverse: eagle standing left on lightning, cornucopia right, star above; BPET_TIΩN
Ref: SNG ANS 44; SNG Cop 1663; Pfeiler p...
(2) Kroton c. 430-420 BC
Obverse: Pegasos left; Ϙ
Reverse: tripod with 3 ring handles and legs ending in lion’s paws; ϘPO
Ref: HN Italy 2127, SNG Cop 1788