(Ἀβάκαινον; Abákainon). Town of the Siculi on a steep hillside near the modern Tripi, c. 10 km south-east of the city of Tyndaris to which, at its foundation in 396 BC, Dionysius I added a large amount of A.'s territory (Diod. Sic. 14,78,5). Listed among the theorodokoi in Delphi (beginning of 2nd cent. BC; IG XIV 382 a-d; [3. 420; 431]). Continued to exist into late antiquity.
1 A. Bertino, Atti IV del Convegno di Numismatica Napoli, 1973, 105 ff.
2 R. Calciati (ed.), Corpus Nummorum Siculorum 1, 1983, 73-75