Sexi (Phoenician colony)

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Sexi (Ex, Sex) was a Phoenician colony at the present-day site of Almuñécar on Spain's Costa Tropical (or "Tropical Coast") .

The Roman name for the place was Sexi Firmum Iulium.

History[edit]

An ancient Phoenician settlement, whose earliest phases are archeologically 'cloudy', was located on the Southern Spanish coast, southwest of the Solorius Mons (the modern Sierra Nevada mountain range) at the present-day site of Almuñécar on Spain's Costa Tropical. From the 3rd-2nd centuries BC it issued a sizeable corpus of coinage, with many coins depicting the Phoenician/Punic god Melqart on the obverse and one or two fish on the reverse, possibly alluding to the abundance of the sea and also a principal product of the area.[1] The Barrington atlas of the ancient world equates ancient Sexi with modern Almuñécar.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meadow, A.; Purefoy, P. (2002). SNG BM Spain-British Museum 2: Spain; London, The British Museum Press. No.'s 404-425.
  2. ^ Richard J. A. Talbert et al (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World Princeton University Press. Map 27, B5.

Coordinates: 36°44′N 3°41′W / 36.733°N 3.683°W / 36.733; -3.683