Sexi (Phoenician colony)

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Sexi
Sexi (Phoenician colony) is located in Spain
Sexi (Phoenician colony)
Shown within Spain
LocationAlmuñécar, Spain
RegionAndalusia
Coordinates36°44′N 3°41′W / 36.733°N 3.683°W / 36.733; -3.683Coordinates: 36°44′N 3°41′W / 36.733°N 3.683°W / 36.733; -3.683
Part ofPhoenician colonies
History
Founded3rd century BC
Abandoned2nd century BC

Sexi (Punic: 𐤑‬𐤊‬𐤑‬, ṢKṢ),[1] also known as Ex and Sex,[citation needed] was a Phoenician colony at the present-day site of Almuñécar on southeastern Spain's Mediterranean coast.

The Roman name for the p

lace was Sexi Firmum Iulium. At the height of the Roman Empire, its suburbs included Paenis, Socordia, and Villa Fatuus Maximus.

History[edit]

The ancient Phoenician settlement, whose earliest phases are unclear, was located southwest of the Solorius Mons (the modern Sierra Nevada mountain range). From the 3rd-2nd centuries BC it issued a sizable corpus of coinage, with many coins depicting the Phoenico-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.[2] The Barrington atlas of the ancient world equates ancient Sexi with modern Almuñécar.[3]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Huss (1985), p. 560.
  2. ^ Meadow, A.; Purefoy, P. (2002). SNG BM Spain-British Museum 2: Spain; London, The British Museum Press. No.'s 404-425.
  3. ^ Richard J. A. Talbert et al (2000). Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World Princeton University Press. Map 27, B5.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Huss, Werner (1985), Geschichte der Karthager, Munich: C.H. Beck. (in German)