After his death the city fell under Seleucid dominion, and during the wars between Seleucus Callinicus and Ptolemy Euergetes it passed from the hands of the Seleucids into those of the Ptolemies. Whether these latter set the town free, or whether it emancipated itself, is uncertain; at any rate it entered into the relation of sympolity with the Aetolian League.
As the Aetolians were not able to afford the town the necessary protection, it was destroyed again in 197 BC. It was attempted restored by Antiochus III, but this seemingly failed, and it entered a slow decline until Justinian I rebuilt it as a fortress under the name of Hexamilion.
Modern location: Eksemil, Turkey
Reverse: legend within grain-wreath; ΛY
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.24 g
Reverse: BASILEWS LUSIMACOU, Athena Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike in extended right hand, left arm resting on shield, lion’s head to left.
Die Orientation: 12 H
Weight: 16.58 g
Ex GM 42, lot 138; 10-10-88. A superbly toned and near mint state coin