Skiathos - A settlement in Thessaly
Skiathos is a small Greek island and town in the northwest Aegean Sea.

In Ancient times, the island played a minor role during the Persian Wars. In 480 BC, the fleet of the Persian King Xerxes was hit by a storm and was badly damaged on the rocks of the Skiathos coast. Following this the Greek fleet blockaded the adjacent seas to prevent the Persians from invading the mainland and supplying provisions to the army facing the 300 Spartans defending the pass at Thermopylae.

Skiathos remained in the Delian League until it lost its independence. The city was destroyed by Philip V of Macedon in 200 BC.

Modern location: Skiathos, Greece

(1) Skiathos c. 350-344 BC
AE unit Skiathos
Obverse: young male (Hermes?) head left wearing tania
Reverse: Kerykeion and Herma?; ΣKI / AΘI
Ref: Rogers 574; SNG Copenhagen