Selinos — A settlement in Sicily also known as Selinus
Selinos was an ancient Greek city on the south-western coast of Sicily in Italy. It was situated between the valleys of the Cottone and Modione rivers. It was one of the most important of the Greek colonies in Sicily.

Selinos was the most westerly of the Greek colonies in Sicily, and for this reason they soon came into contact with the Phoenicians of western Sicily and the native Sicilians in the west and northwest of the island. The Phoenicians do not at first seem to have conflicted with them; but as early as 580 BCE the Selinuntines were engaged in hostilities with the non-Greek Elymian people of Segesta, whose territory bordered their own. Later on they came into conflict with Carthage, and in 383 BC it was ceded to them in a peace deal.

During the First Punic War, as the Carthaginians were beginning to pull back, and confine themselves to the defense of as few places as possible, they removed all the inhabitants of Selinunte to Lilybaeum and destroyed the city. It was never rebuilt.

Modern location: Ruins
(1) Selinos
An AR Litra struck c. 530-500 BC in Selinos
Obverse: selinos leaf

Reverse: selinos leaf within incuse circle

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.6 g
No notes for this coin
SNG ANS 687; SNG München 879