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
An AE unit struck c. 350-344 BC in Skiathos
Obverse: young male (Hermes?) head left wearing tania

Reverse: Kerykeion and Herma?; ΣKI / AΘI

Diameter: 12 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.7 g
No notes for this coin
Rogers 574; SNG Copenhagen