Sikyon — A settlement in Peloponnese
Sikyon was an ancient Greek city state situated in the northern Peloponnesus between Corinth and Achaea.

An ancient monarchy at the times of the Trojan War, the city was ruled by a number of tyrants during the Archaic and Classical period and became a democracy in the 3rd century BC. Sicyon was celebrated for its contributions to ancient Greek art, producing many famous painters and sculptors. In Hellenistic times it was also the home of Aratus of Sicyon, the leader of the Achaean League.

The destruction of Corinth (146 BC) brought Sikyon new territory and the presidency over the Isthmian games, yet in Cicero's time it had fallen deep into debt. Under the Roman empire it was overshadowed by the restored cities of Corinth and Patrae, and in 150 AD it was almost desolate.

Modern location: Ruins
(1) Sikyon
An AR Hemidrachm struck c. 330-280 BC in Sikyon
Obverse: Chimera walking left; ΣI

Reverse: dove flying left, •

Diameter: 15 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.79 g
No notes for this coin
BCD Peloponnesos 292; SNG Cop 64; BMC Peloponnesus p. 46, 124
(2) Sikyon
An AR Triobol struck an unknown year in Sikyon
Obverse: Dove flying left

Reverse: M Monogram

Diameter: 11 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.1 g
SNG Copenhagen 103
(3) Sikyon
An AR Drachm struck 340-335 BC in Sikyon
Obverse: Dove alighted Left

Reverse: Dove flying Left inside Olive Wreath

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.53 g
No notes for this coin
BCD Pelops 224