Sigeion — A settlement in Troas
Sigeion was an ancient Greek city in the north-west of the Troad region of Anatolia located at the mouth of the Scamander. Sigeion commanded a ridge between the Aegean Sea and the Scamander.

The name 'Sigeion' means 'silent place' and is derived from Ancient Greek σιγή (sigē), 'silence'; in Classical Antiquity, the name was assumed to be antiphrastic, i.e. indicating a characteristic of the place contrary to reality, since the seas in this region are known for their fierce storms.

Sigeion was founded by the Mytilenaeans from nearby Lesbos in the 8th or 7th century BC.[6] Towards the end of the 7th century BC, the Athenians sent the Olympic victor Phrynon to conquer Sigeion. According to tradition, Phrynon and the Mytilenaean aristocrat Pittacus fought a duel in which Pittacus won by outwitting his opponent by using a net.

Modern location: Kumkale, Turkey
(1) Sigeion
An AE unit struck c. 355-334 BC in Sigeion
Obverse: head of Athena facing slightly right, waering triple-crested helmet

Reverse: owl standing right, crescent left; ΣIΓE

Diameter: 11.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.2 g
No notes for this coin
BMC Troas p. 86, 7 ff.; SNG München 311; SNG Cop 496 ff.; SNGvA 7637