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 c. 330-280 BC
Obverse: Chimera walking left; ΣI
Reverse: dove flying left, •
Ref: BCD Peloponnesos 292; SNG Cop 64; B...
(2) Sikyon
Obverse: Dove flying left
Reverse: M Monogram
Ref: SNG Copenhagen 103
(3) Sikyon 340-335 BC
Obverse: Dove alighted Left
Reverse: Dove flying Left inside Olive Wreath
Ref: BCD Pelops 224