The first Greek settlement of Naxos in Sicily was settled by Chalkidians of Euboia around 734 BC. The coinage of the Greeks in Sicily started during the 6th Century BC at such mints as Sicily, Akragas, Zankel, Selinus, Naxos, and Himera. Coinage designs during the 5th Century BC that were designed by such artists as Eukleidas, Kimon, and Euainetos and the artistic excellence achieved during this time is unmatched by any other Greek coinage period. The coins produced in Sicily, Akragas (known to the Romans as Agrigentum) or the other mints were of great beauty, but with the coming of the Romans during the middle of the 3rd Century BC this level of artistic beauty was greatly reduced. The artistry achieved during the late 6th Century through the 4th Century is generally considered the height of Greek coinage excellence.