397 BC Lilybaeum founded by the Carthaginians after their defeat against Dionysios of Syracusa at Motya. 368 BC Dionysios besieges the city but his attempt is unsuccessfull. 276 BC Also Pyrrhus sieges Lilybaion and failes to take the city. 253 BC besieged by the Romans 250-241 BC besieged by the Romans 241 BC by treaty in Roman hands. The coinage of Lilybaion belongs to the Roman period.