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80 viewsTHESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. AR Drachm (6.01 gm; 20 mm). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left / Horse standing right, about to roll; plant below. L-S Group 3; Lorber, Hoard, phase L-III; Herrmann Group VII A; SNG Copenhagen 123 var. (horse left). 3 commentspaul1888
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82 views8 commentsMrCardon
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93 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Perseus, 179 - 168 B.C., Pseudo-Rhodian Coinage; Silver drachm, Ashton Pseudo-Rhodian Mainland pp. 29 - 30, Larissa Hoard p. 241 (N. Greece), SNG Keckman 793 - 795 (Thessaly), SNG Cop suppl. 358 (Peraea Rodia), EF, rose toning on luster, uncertain Thessaly mint, weight 2.675g, maximum diameter 16.8mm, die axis 180o, magistrate Hermias, c. 171 - 170 B.C.; obverse head of Helios facing slightly right; reverse ERMIAS (magistrate), rose, with bud right, I - W flanking stem

Ex: Forum (coin and picture)
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22 viewsKlein 337 Larissa Phrikonis, Aeolis. (AE14, 1.59 grams) 10.76mm, .89g, 4th century BC. head of Apollo right / LARISA, bull standing right. Klein 337; Sear -; Mionnet -; BMC-.Patrick O3
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12 Domitian and Domitia19 viewsDomitian & Domitia
AE19mm of the Thessalian Confederacy, probably minted at Larissa.

ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝΟΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΙ, laureate head of Domitian right / ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑΝ ΣΕΒΑΣΣΣΤΗΝ, diademed bust of Domitia right.

RPC 277; Rogers 88.
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024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 277, AE-21, Diassarion, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,77 views024p Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 277, AE-21, Diassarion, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,
avers:- ΔOMITIANON KAIΣARA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 8,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, (probably Larissa.), date: 81-96 A.D., ref: RPC-277, Roger-88,
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AE Trichalkon of the Thessalian League, 196-146 BC81 viewsObv: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev: Th E S S A/ L O N in vertical columns; Apollo Itonia standing right, throwing spear w/right arm and holding shield w/left. On top of Athena's spear to left the Greek letters Th R A and to right an Owl.
References: BMC 49; Rogers 20; Nomos 4, 1385
Diameter 19 mm, Wt 7.6 gms

The Thessalian League was a confederacy of northern Greek city-states centered in Larissa. The letters above Athena's spear refer to the authorizing magistrate - in this case (Th R A)sylos whose complete name is given on silver staters of the period. A die match to lot 838 in the Triton XV sale (ACsearch)
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AEOLIS, Aigai 50 viewsAigai is an ancient Greek site in Turkey, situated at a rather high altitude almost on top of the Mount Gün (Dağı), part of the mountain chain of Yunt (Dağları) in western Anatolia in the location of the present village of Yuntdağı Köseler, depending Manisa central district, although the easier road to the site departs from İzmir's Aliağa district center, though the bifurcation for Şakran township. Aigai lived its brightest period under the Attalid dynasty that ruled from nearby Pergamon in the 3rd century and 2nd century B.C.

Aeolis (Ancient Greek Αιολίς Aiolís) or Aeolia (IPA [iːˈoʊlɪə]) (Ancient Greek Αιολία Aiolía) was an area that comprised the west and northwestern region of Asia Minor, mostly along the coast, and also several offshore islands (particularly Lesbos), where the Aeolian Greek city-states were located. Aeolis incorporated the southern parts of Mysia which bounded it to the north, Ionia to the south, and Lydia to the east. In early times, the Aeolians' twelve most important cities were independent, and formed a league: Cyme (also called Phriconis), Larissae, Neonteichos, Temnus, Cilla, Notium, Aegiroessa, Pitane, Aegeaeae, Myrina, Gryneia, and Smyrna (Herodotus, 1.149).

According to Homer's description, Odysseus, after his stay with the Cyclopes, reached the island of Aiolos, who provided him with the west wind Zephyr.

AEOLIS, Aigai. Circa 3rd Century BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / Head of goat right. SNG Copenhagen 4

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Aeolis, Larissa Phrikonis7 viewsAeolis, Larissa Phrikonis Circa 4th Century B.C.

Obverse: Horned, three-quarter facing female head, turned slightly right, wearing necklace

Reverse: bull's head right

9mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Aeolis, Larissa Phrikonis Circa 4th Century B.C6 viewsAeolis, Larissa Phrikonis Circa 4th Century B.C.

Obverse: Horned, three-quarter facing female head, turned slightly right, wearing necklace

Reverse:bull's head right

9mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Aeolis, Larissa Phrikonis,102 viewsAeolis, Larissa Phrikonis, Circa 4th Century B.C. AE, 9mm 0.85g, Weber 5563
O: Horned, three-quarter facing female head, turned slightly right, wearing necklace
R: ΛA, bull's head right
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AIOLIS, LARISSA PHRIKONIS75 views4TH CENTURY BC
AE 10 mm 1.16 g
O: HEAD OF HORNED NYMPH, FACING, SLIGHTLY R
R: FOREPART OF BULL, HEAD TURNED FACING SLIGHTLY R, "LA" ABOVE
Very rare
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AIOLIS, LARISSA PHRIKONIS50 views4th century BC.
Æ 10.5 mm 1.16 g
O: Horned female river-god facing slightly right
R: Laureate head of Apollo right.
SNG München 565; SNG Copenhagen 212
Extremely rare
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Aiolis, Larissa Phrikonis mint. c. 350 B.C. 226 viewsAiolis, Larissa Phrikonis mint. c. 350 B.C. Bronze AE 11, 0.93g, 10.8mm. Fine. Obv: female head facing. Rev: bull's head right, LA. Ref: Weber 5563. Lindgren and Von Aulock each list one single coin of the city. Sear list four coins. (Flan chipped). Very rareBard Gram Okland
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Ancient Greek / HESSALY /Larissa55 viewsGreece ,THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 344-321 BC. AR Drachm
Obverse: Head of nymph facing slightly left.
Reverse : Horse right, grazing.
5,759 gr Max Dia 18 mm
Ref : SNG Cop. 122



From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Aphrodite and Ares on Cilician AR Stater of Satrap Pharnabazos173 views
Circa 380-374/3 B.C.(21mm, 10.39g, 11h). Struck circa 380-379 B.C. Casabonne series 3; Moysey Issue 3, 3-5 var. (dolphin on obv.); SNG France 246 var. (rev. legend). Obverse Head of nymph facing three-quarters left. Reverse Helmeted head of Ares left, Aramaic PRNBZW to left. Near EF, toned, struck from a slightly worn obverse die.

Ex CNG.

There is still an ongoing debate whether who represent the obverse and reverse of this coin type of Pharnabazos. The obverse obviously was inspired by the renowned Syracusan tetradrachm of Kimon, whose three-quarter facing head of the nymph Arethusa was widely copied throughout the ancient world. A handful of ancient poleis adopted this style to represent their local nymph or goddess on their coins. A perfect example is the numerous coins of Larissa in Thessaly representing the local nymph of the same name. It is possible to assume then that the obverse of our coin might be another female deity other than Arethusa. A current opinion holds that the obverse represents Aphrodite, the goddess of love; and the reverse depicts Ares, the god of war. The two were known in ancient mythology as lovers, and commonly paired together on ancient coins. Of special note on this coin is the reverse: while most coins of this type display static male heads with little originality, the reverse die is probably from a special issue marked by superior style and executed with extreme delicacy. It has been suggested (Leu Auction 81, lot 317) that the head of Ares may be a disguised portrait of Pharnabazos himself.

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Atrax, Thessaly, Circ. B.C. 400-344.35 viewsAtrax (Pelasgiotis), on the northern bank of the Peneius, about ten miles west of Larissa.
Obv: Bearded head (of Atrax ?).
Rev: ΑΤΡΑΓΙΩΝ Rushing bull.
Numis. Chron., 1896, Pl. II. 7.
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Boione, c. 300 B.C. AE 11, female head l./ bull right, BOIWNIT/IKWN11 viewsAIOLIS, Boione, c. 300 B.C. Bronze AE 11, SGCV II 4173; BMC Aeolis, p. 101, 1 - 4, aVF, weight 1.425g, maximum diameter 11.0mm, die axis 0o, obverse female head left, wearing earring and necklace; reverse BOIWNIT/IKWN, bull standing right; The site of Boione is uncertain; possibly in the vicinity of Larissa Phrikonis. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Bronze Dichalkon from Larissa11 viewsA bronze dichalkon minted in Larissa, Thessaly between 344-300 BC. 17 mm, 4 g.

Obverse: head of the nymph Larissa right, hair rolled

Reverse: LARI-SAIWN (starting in exergue), horse crouching right, right foreleg raised, preparing to roll

Attribution: BCD Thessaly 2012 390.2; Rogers 288
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Bull Wrestling Drachm95 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: The hero Thessalos1 to r. naked, except for chlamys around his shoulders and petasos, flying in the air, attached to his neck by a cord, holding with both hands a band that is around the forehead of a bull leaping r. All within a border of dots (not here visible).
Rev: ΛΑΡΙ above, Σ to the r. (not here visible), ΙΑ below (not here visible), bridled horse with trailing rein prancing r., no ground line. All within incuse square.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 420 - 400 BC2; Weight: 6.06g; Diameter: 18mm: Die axis: 270º; References, for example: HGC 4, 423 (same obv.); Lorber 2008, pl. 43, 59 (same dies); BCD Thessaly II 372.7 (same dies).

Notes:
1Considered the ancestor of all Thessalians. The figure is also sometimes considered to be Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts), who according to one tradition was the father of Thessalos (HGC 4, p. 132).
2This is the date given in HGC 4. According to Lorber 2008 this coin should be placed in the revived bull wrestling drachm coinage, beginning c. 450 - 440 BC.

This type is related to the Thessalian sport of bull wrestling (taurokathapsia) “...regularly showcased at the Taureia games honoring Poseidon Taureios.” (HGC 4, p. 132).

Provenance: from the BCD collection, reportedly found 8 kms west of Pharsalus, May 1997.

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
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Cilicia, Tarsos. Satrap Pharnabazos II. AR Stater.21 viewsCirca 380-374/3 B.C.(21mm, 10.39g, 11h). Struck circa 380-379 B.C. Casabonne series 3; Moysey Issue 3, 3-5 var. (dolphin on obv.); SNG France 246 var. (rev. legend). Obverse Head of nymph facing three-quarters left. Reverse Helmeted head of Ares left, Aramaic PRNBZW to left. Near EF, toned, struck from a slightly worn obverse die.

Ex CNG.

There is still an ongoing debate whether who represent the obverse and reverse of this coin type of Pharnabazos. The obverse obviously was inspired by the renowned Syracusan tetradrachm of Kimon, whose three-quarter facing head of the nymph Arethusa was widely copied throughout the ancient world. A handful of ancient poleis adopted this style to represent their local nymph or goddess on their coins. A perfect example is the numerous coins of Larissa in Thessaly representing the local nymph of the same name. It is possible to assume then that the obverse of our coin might be another female deity other than Arethusa. A current opinion holds that the obverse represents Aphrodite, the goddess of love; and the reverse depicts Ares, the god of war. The two were known in ancient mythology as lovers, and commonly paired together on ancient coins. Of special note on this coin is the reverse: while most coins of this type display static male heads with little originality, the reverse die is probably from a special issue marked by superior style and executed with extreme delicacy. It has been suggested (Leu Auction 81, lot 317) that the head of Ares may be a disguised portrait of Pharnabazos himself.
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Domitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 CE.208 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Æ Assarion (20 mm, 5.12 gm).
Obv: DOMITIANON KAIS QESSALOI, laureate head of Domitian, right.
Rev: DOMITIA SEBASSTH, draped bust of Domitia, right.
Sear GIC 891; BMC 7.7,76; RPC 278; Rogers 88.
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Domitian & Domitia, RPC 27736 viewsLarissa (Thessalian Confederacy) mint, Domitian & Domitia 81-96 A.D. AE, 19mm 6.01g, RPC 277
O: ΔOMITIANON KAIΣAPA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, laureate head of Domitian right
R: ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, diademed bust of Domitia right
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EB0031 Larissa / Horse17 viewsLarissa, Thessaly, AR drachm, 350-340 BC.
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Reverse: ΛAΡIΣ-AIΩN above and beneath horse grazing right, left forefoot raised.
References: Herrmann V 5, Lorber L-III 53, SNG Cop 121, BMC 57.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 5.75g.
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EB0070 Helios / Rose6 viewsRhodes-Peraia, Caria. AR drachm, 175-170 BC.
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Reverse: Z-Ω EΡMIAΣ, rose with bud on the right.
References: SNG Keckman 793; Price, Larissa 1968 Hoard, 247.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.685g.
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Facing Head of Larissa41 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly l., round curl to the l. of the head, wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, a pendant earring, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.920g; Diameter: 19.2mm; Die axis: 135º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, pl. 3, 27 (same dies); BCD Thessaly I 11582; BCD Thessaly II 316; HGC 4 4543.

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
2The coin referenced in this auction catalogue is actually a silver stater, but in discussing the coin the catalogue states that the earliest Larissian staters “...bear the normal types of a drachm….”
3The picture of the coin in this reference does not show the foreleg raised and bent, but the entry does reference BCD Thessaly II, lots 312 - 320, which matches one of the references here.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p.. 130).

Provenance: from the BCD collection, with his tag noting "Thz. G/ni ex Thess., Apr. 94, SFr. 100.-"

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
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Facing Head of Larissa60 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly l., round curl to the l. of he head, wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, a pendant earring represented by three pellets in a vertical line, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll, small plant (control mark) below. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.869g; Diameter: 18.3mm; Die axis: 0 º; References, for example: BMC Thessaly p. 30, 61; BCD Thessaly I 1156; BCD Thessaly II 323 var. [same obv. die, but no trident (control mark) below the horse pointing to the left].

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p. 130).

Provenance: from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
BMC Thessaly: Gardner, Percy. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thessaly to Aetolia. London, 1883.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.

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Facing Head of Larissa54 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly r., wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and wire necklace. Border of dots.
Rev: reverse horse crouching l., l. foreleg raised, preparing to roll and lie down. ΛAPI above horse and ΣAIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 380 - 365 BC1; Weight: 5.812g; Diameter: 20.8mm; Die axis: 90º; References, for example: BCD Thessaly I 1149; BCD Thessaly II 283; McClean 4623; HGC 4, 441; Lorber - Shahar, Middle Series 1 Type A (O1/R42

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I.
2Unfortunately this website no longer functions and it will not be brought back up (Catharine Lorber, personal communication, September 7, 2018).
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p. 130).

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine and Shahar C. “The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa.” 2005. http://www.lightfigures.com/numismat/larissa/index.php. Note: this website no longer functions.
McClean: Grose, S. W. Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins, Volume II The Greek Mainland, The Aegaean Islands, Crete. London: Cambridge University Press, 1926.
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Facing Head of Larissa36 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., wearing ampyx flanked by two hornlike locks, round curl to the l. of the head1; earring on the r. (?), wearing wire necklace (?). Border of dots.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (parallel with the lower part of the hind legs), preparing to roll, ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 346 BC2; Weight: 6.05g; Diameter: 19mm; Die axis: 130º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; SNG COP 121.

Notes:
1On p. 10 of Lorber Hoard Catharine Lorber observes that on later Phase L-III head types the round curl to the left of the head “...tends to evolve into a long wavy lock scarcely different from the others above and below it.” Therefore, perhaps this coin falls earlier in Phase L-III.
2This is the date range given in Lorber Hoard, p. 11. She states that the Third Sacred War must have been the historical context for the intensive Phase L-III drachm production.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p. 130).

Provenance: ex. Pegasi Auction, A22, lot 117

Photo credits: Harlan J. Berk Ltd.

Sources

HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943.
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Facing Head of Larissa - AI Signed14 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing ¾ l., wearing ampyx with ΓΕΥ inscription (not visible)1, hair floating freely above head, tiny IA above top locks of hair (off of flan), prominent raised right shoulder2 (garment clasp visible?), spherical earring with bead pendant. Border of dots.
Rev: Horse crouching r., bucranium brand on haunch, forelegs spread, raised tail (off of flan), tiny AI under belly3, reign trails into exergue with exergue line sloping downward under horse’s muzzle, ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ directly below exergue line with ΣΑΙ breaking into that line.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 405/400 BC - c. 370 BC4; Weight: 6.11g; Diameter: 19mm; Die axis: 90º; References, for example: SNG Cop 126; Herrmann Group VII, Series I, Reverse II, pl. VI, 16 and 19; HGC 4, 434; Lorber - Shahar Group 3 Head Type 14 (O35/R2 - Sp. b, this very coin) = Florilegium Numismaticum Group One Head Type 11 with Reverse 21.2 - Sp. b (this very coin).

Notes:
1Lorber presumes that these letters are “...an abbreviated epithet of the nymph Larissa.” (Lorber Early in FlorNum, p. 261).
2Lorber invites us to interpret this “distinctive gesture” as the nymph “...tossing her ball, an action regularly depicted on trihemiobols and obols of the fifth century.” (Lorber Early in FlorNum, p. 262).
3Lorber understands these letters to be the signature of the mint’s chief engraver, who replaced ΣΙΜΟ. See Lorber Early in FlorNum, p. 261.
4This is the date range provided in Lorber 2008, p. 126.

The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p. 130).

Provenance: Ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 29, May 11, 2005, lot 176; Ex Numismatic Fine Arts Auction XXXIII, May 3, 1994, lot 929.

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

Herrmann, Fritz. “Die Silbermünzen von Larissa in Thessalien.” Zeitschrift für Numismatik 35 (1925): 1 - 69.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine C. “The Early Facing Head Drachms of Thessalian Larissa.” In Florilegium Numismaticum: Studia in Honorem U. Westermark Edita. Edited by H. Nilsson. Stockholm: Svenska Numismatiska Föreningen, 1992: 259 - 282.
Lorber, Catharine C. and Shahar C. “The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa.” 2005. http://www.lightfigures.com/numismat/larissa/index.php. Note: this website is no longer functional but I printed some of the catalogues in PDF format before the website was completely taken down. I was never able to see any of the images on the website. At the time of my first visit only the PDFs were functional.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
SNG COP: Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum: Thessaly - Illyricum. Copenhagen: Einar Munksgaard, 1943.

1 commentsTracy Aiello
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Facing Head of Larissa - AI Signed Auction Catalog14 viewsNumismatic Fine Arts Auction XXXIII, May 3, 1994, lot 929.

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics
Tracy Aiello
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greek - Thessaly, Larissa AE12 - 4th century BC23 viewsobv: Head of nymph right
rev: Horse Grazing left
ref: Rogers 294, (SNGCop 145v ?)
1.61g, 12mm
berserker
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GREEK, Aeolis, Larissa Phrikonis mint. 4th Century B.C. 58 viewsAeolis, Larissa Phrikonis mint. 4th Century B.C. Bronze AE 11, gVF, 0.946g, 10.2mm. Spots of green corrosion or encrustation. Obv: horned facing female head, turned slightly right. Rev: bull's head right; LA. Ref: Weber 5563, SNG Cop -, BMC -, SNG von Aulock -, Laffaille -. Very rare 1 commentsBard Gram Okland
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa AR Drachm circa 400-380 BC 19mm 6.16g 8h49 viewsMeto left in small and faint letters,head of the nymph Larissa three quarters facing right,wearing pendent earring and necklace with a central drop,border of dots.Rev NAPIEAL in exergue AI in tiny letters below horse belly,bridled horse right about to roll the riens trailing,above the exergue line.1 commentsGrant H
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Greek, Thessaly, Larissa, (c.344-337 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Coop 134, ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman galloping right, Rare !370 viewsThessaly, Larissa, (c.344-337 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Coop 134, ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman galloping right, Rare !
avers: Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left.
revers: ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman - Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys and holding staff, riding cantering horse to right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5 mm, weight: 1,36g, axes: 9 h,
mint: Thessaly, Larissa, date: 344-337 B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 134, Hermann Group VII, pl. VI, 1,
Q-001
quadrans
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR drachm70 viewsObverse: Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing to the left.
Reverse: Horse grazing right.
Optimus
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm63 viewsLarissa, Thessaly. Silver drachm struck c.356-340 BC.
Obverse: Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing to the left.
Reverse: Horse grazing right, ΛAPIΣ AIΩN around.
1 commentsOptimus
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm circa 365-356 BC 18mm. 6.12g. 12h35 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left with hair in ampyx. Rev horse crouching left preparing to roll, plant below.Grant H
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 19mm 5.99g12h29 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left with hair in ampyx and grain ears in hair.Rev mare in foreground and foal in background standing right.Grant H
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 19mm 6.09g 11h42 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left,wearing ampys and necklace.Rev Mare standing right in background foal standing right.Grant H
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 18mm 5.73g 7h24 viewsObv die signed by the engraver Simo, head of the nymph Larissa slightly right simo to left.Rev horse grazing right.Grant H
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 19mm 5.75g 6h33 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right wearing ampyx and necklace. Rev horse grazing right on dotted ground line.Grant H
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Trihemiobol30 viewsSamll and a bit worn but very, very charming. I love it :-)Optimus
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GREEK, Troas, Larissa Phrikonis mint. c. 4th Century B.C. 40 viewsTroas, Larissa Phrikonis mint. c. 4th Century B.C. Bronze AE 16, 5.73 g, 17.6mm, F. Obv: head of nymph right, wearing sphendone. Rev: amphora flanked by ear of grain and caduceus, bunch of grapes above, L-A/R-I. Ref: BMC Aeolis p. 134, 2. Very rare Bard Gram Okland
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GS Thessaly, Larissa, 395-344 BC148 viewsSilver drachm, 18mm, 6.01g, VF / Fair
Head of Larissa, ¾ face to left, wearing triple-drop earring and necklace with pendant; crowned with wreath of grain ears / ΛAPI - ΣAIΩN, mare walking right with foal beside her
Sear 2122; BMC p. 30, 63; SNG Cop 124-125
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece 400 - 350 BCE10 viewsBronze Dichalkon
4 g, 17.9 mm, Krannon mint
Obverse: Laureate head of Poseidon right.
Reverse: KP-A (or similar), Horseman galloping right,
wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below.
Rogers 179ff,BCD Thessaly 1081.1; SNG Cop 39-40
Thessaly p. 17,7; SCGV 2075 (various ethnic arrangements)
Ex. BCD collection with his handwritten round tag noting,
“Dec. 94 ex Larissa environs...”

The city of Krannon was situated near the source of the river
Onchestus, named for the son of Poseidon. It was the home
of the powerful family of the Scopadae.
NORMAN K
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LARISSA (Thessaly) AR Drachm. EF-/VF+. c. 450/440-420 BC. Thessalos.2 viewsObverse: Thessalos, nude but for petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band across horns of bull leaping left.

Reverse: Bridled horse leaping right; ΛAPI-ΣAIA above and below.

SNG München 49. Larissa mint, c. 450/440-420 BC. 5,6 g - 18 mm
Mark R1
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Larissa - AE 187 views356-342 BC
head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left
horse grazing right
ΛΑΡΙΣ
ΑΙΩΝ
Rogers 282; BCD 383.3
4,44g
Johny SYSEL
Larissa.jpg
Larissa - AR drachm20 views356-342 BC
head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left
horse grazing right
ΛΑΡΙΣ
ΑΙΩΝ
Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; cf. SNG Cop 121; BMC Thessaly p. 29, 57; BCD Thessaly 1432; SGCV I 2120
5,5g 18mm
Johny SYSEL
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Larissa drachm60 views18-20mm, 5.90g

ex CNG
2 commentsareich
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Larissa drachm85 viewsca. 355-342 BC
20mm, 5.98g, 11h
obv: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in sphendone
rev: ΛAPIΣ - AIΩN, horse kneeling to right, about to roll, plant below
(Lorber (SNR 79) 61; SNG Copenhagen 121)

ex ROMA Numismatics
ex Rockefeller University / Dr. Alfred E. Mirsky Collection
3 commentsareich
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Larissa drachm36 viewsca. 355-342 BC
19-21mm, 6.00g, 12h
obv: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in sphendone
rev: ΛAPIΣ - AIΩN, horse kneeling to right, about to roll, plant below
3 commentsareich
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Larissa drachm, 5th century BC25 views20mm, 5.59g
obv: nude youth, trailing petasos and cloak, wrestling bull right
rev: ΛAP/IΣAI; horse running right, trailing reins; all within incuse square
Triton XV, lot 1962 (part of)
areich
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Larissa Kremaste, AE14; Nymph right/ ΛΑΡ and harpa inside olive-wreath7 viewsThessaly, Larissa Kremaste, 302-286 B.C. Bronze AE 14, SGCV I 2135, VF, slightly rough, weight 2.998g, maximum diameter 15.1mm, 302 - 286 B.C.; obverse head of nymph right; reverse ΛΑΡ and harpa inside olive-wreath; Larissa Kremaste was built on a height in the south of Thessaly. The harpa, a denticulated sickle, is one of the symbols of Saturn who used it to mutilate his father, Uranus. Ex ForumPodiceps
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Larissa Phriconis, Aeolis, 4th century BC23 viewsLarissa Phriconis, Aeolis
AE4 - 10mm
4th cent. BC
nymph Larissa facing wearing pearl necklace
bull's head facing, Λ A above
BMC Troas note p. 134
Ardatirion
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Larissa Phrikonis - AE12 viewsc. 4th century BC
horned female head of river-god facing slightly right
head of Apollo right
Λ_A
SNG München 565, SNG Cop 212, BMC Troas -
Johny SYSEL
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Larissa Phrikonis, AE10; Female head left, hair bound in sphendone/ Amphora; caduceus to left, grape bunch on top, stalk of grain7 viewsAEOLIS, Larissa Phrikonis. 4th century B.C. Æ 10mm, 1.22g. Female head left, hair bound in sphendone / Amphora; caduceus to left, grape bunch on top, stalk of grain to right. BMC 134, 4.Podiceps
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Larissa Phrikonis, AE11; Horned female head/ ΛΑ, bull's head right6 viewsAeolis, Larissa Phrikonis, 4th Century B.C. Bronze AE 11, SNG München 564, Weber 5563, SNG Cop -, BMC -, SNG von Aulock -, Laffaille -, SGCV -, aF, pitting and corrosion, Larissa Phrikonis mint, weight 1.058g, maximum diameter 9.8mm, die axis 0o, c. 4th Century B.C.; obverse horned facing female head, turned slightly right; reverse ΛΑ, bull's head right; interesting facing bust; very rare. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Larissa silver fraction30 views11mm, 0.93g
obv: horse standing right
rev: ΛA; nymph Larissa playing ball
areich
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Larissa Thessaly21 viewsLarissa, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 BC, 19mm, 5.9g, SNG Cop 140
OBV: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wreathed with grain
REV: [LARIS]AIWN, rider on horse right, holding spear, monogram below
Romanorvm
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Larissa trihemiobol, horseman, AR 117 viewsThessaly, Larissa trihemiobol, horseman. 11mm, 0.9g. Head of Nymph Larissa three-quarter facing, head turned slightly left / Horseman right, wearing petasos. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Larissa, AE20; Nymph facing/ horse trotting right; bucranium monogram below.9 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Circa 460-440 B.C. AE. 9,2g. 20mm. Obv: Wreathed head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left. Rev: LARI, Horse trotting right; bucranium monogram below. Rogers 273; SNG Copenhagen 136 var.Podiceps
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Larissa, Drachm31 viewsDenomination: Drachm
Era: After c. 356-340 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left

Reverse: ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over.

Mint: Larissa
Weight: 6.08 gm.
Reference: Sear, Europe 2120
Provenance: CNG direct purchase.

Well centered and AEF.
3 commentsSteve B5
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Larissa, Nymph Larissa/ horse right, about to roll11 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Circa 344-321 B.C. AR Diobol (hemidrachm?) (2.1g, 13mm). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left / ΛΑΡΙΣ/ΑΙΩΝ, horse right, about to roll. Herrmann Group VII, pl. V, 17; SNG Copenhagen 132.Podiceps
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Larissa, Thessaly16 views350-325 B.C.
Silver Obol
0.56 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter face looking left, wearing necklace, hair confined by fillet and floating loosely.
Rev.: Horse grazing right, ΛAPIΣ above, AIΩN below.
SNG Cop 135
Jaimelai
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Larissa, Thessaly31 views400-344 B.C.
Bronze Fraction
1.75 gm, 12.5 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa left, hair tied behind
Rev.: ΛAPIΣ-AIΩN, horse grazing right, left foot raised
Sear 2130; SNG Cop 145;
BMC vii, p. 32, 95
Jaimelai
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Larissa, Thessaly30 views480-450 B.C.
Silver Obol
1.11 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Horse prancing right; above, lion’s head right
Rev.: Λ-[A] above, RI downward to right, the nymph Larissa standing right, balancing single-handled hydra on her raised left knee; behind her, water flowing from fountain spout in the form of a lion’s head; all within incuse square
Sear 2110; BMC vii, p. 25, 31
BCD Thessaly II 358.1 (same dies), 361.3 (same rev. die)
CNG 78000457 (same dies)
Jaimelai
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Larissa, Thessaly37 views480-450 B.C.
Silver Obol
1.11 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Horse prancing right; above, lion’s head right
Rev.: Λ-[A] above, RI downward to right, the nymph Larissa standing right, balancing single-handled hydra on her raised left knee; behind her, water flowing from fountain spout in the form of a lion’s head; all within incuse square
Sear 2110; BMC vii, p. 25, 31
BCD Thessaly II 358.1 (same dies), 361.3 (same rev. die)
CNG 78000457 (same dies)

same coin photographed with white background for comparison
Jaimelai
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Larissa, Thessaly21 views3rd Century B.C.
Bronze Dichalkon
7.04 gm, 19 mm
Obv: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left
Rev.: ΛAP-I-Σ-AIΩ – [N], warrior on horse rearing right, wearing petasus and chiton, holding lance
Sear 2133 var. (arrangement of ethnic);
Rogers 284-7 var.;
BCD Thessaly I 1171.1 var.;
BCD Thessaly II 393.1 var.;
HGC 4, 530 var.;
BMC vii, p. 31, 84

From the BCD Collection (purchased from Baldwin’s, November 1969, for £1).

Jaimelai
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Larissa, Thessaly77 viewsCirca 356-342 BC
AR Drachm (21mm, 5.83g)
O: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing single-pendant earring and plain necklace.
R: Horse standing right, preparing to lie down; ΛΑΡΙΣ−ΑΙΩΝ above and below.
Lorber L-III; BCD Thessaly II, 319; SNG Cop 120-121
ex Praefectus Coins

In my opinion one of the most beautiful coin types of all time, this design from Thessaly was an homage to the Syracusan master engraver Kimon and his artistic tetradrachm featuring a similar nymph, Arethusa. The nymph is depicted in her natural element of water, with her hair ‘floating’ about her face.
Facing head coins represent some of the greatest achievements in Greek numismatic art, and this type upholds that claim most admirably.
4 commentsEnodia
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Larissa, Thessaly16 views356-342 B.C.
Silver Drachm
5.66 gm, 19.9 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter facing slightly left,
wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace
Rev.: Horse crouching right, left foreleg bent and raised, preparing to roll onto the ground, plant below, ΛAPIΣ above, AIΩN below in exergue
BCD Thessaly I 1156, 1157 (same obverse die);
BCD Thessaly II 312-320, 322-323;
HGC 4 454; Sear 2120/1; BMC 7, 57-61

ex Forvm; ex BCD Collection with his tag noting, "T/ne Oct. 1985, 12000 drs.
Jaimelai
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Larissa, Thessaly * Trihemiobol * 370-360 BC.103 views
Obv: Nymph Larissa, front-facing slightly angled-left.
Rev: Grazing Thessalian horse, right-facing.

Exergue: [LA]R[ISAION] (worn illegible)

Mint: Larissa
Struck: ca. 370-360 BC.

Size: 10 mm.
Weight: 0.85 grams
Die axis: 90 degs.

Refs: *
Herrmann group VII, series B, pl. VI, 2
BMC Thessaly pg. 31, 75 var.

2 commentsTiathena
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Larissa, Thessaly, 400 - 344 B.C.42 viewsAE 20 4.659g, 18.6mm, Larissa mint

Obverse: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair tied with a fillet and floating loosely
Reverse: LARI-[S-NWIA], bridled horse trotting right.
1 commentsDk0311USMC
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Larissa, Thessaly, AE17, ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ9 viewsAE17
Greek Provincial
Larissa, Thessaly
Issued: 360 - 325BC
17.0mm 4.42gr
O: NO LEGEND; Head of nymph, Larissa, right, hair rolled.
R: ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ; Horse grazing right, left forefoot raised.
SG 2129
bronzemat
9/18/14 4/30/17
Nicholas Z
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Larissa, Thessaly, Greece, c. 356 - 342 B.C.10 viewsThe obverse of most of the coins of Larissa depicted the nymph of the local spring, Larissa, for whom the town was named. The choice was probably inspired by the famous coins of Kimon depicting the Syracusan nymph Arethusa. The reverse usually depicted a horse in various poses. The horse was an appropriate symbol of Thessaly, a land of plains, which was well known for its horses. On other coins, there is a male figure, probably the eponymous hero of the Thessalians, Thessalos.
GS73426. Silver drachm, BCD Thessaly II 324; BMC Thessaly p. 31, 76; SNG Cop 122; HGC 4 453, gF, etched surfaces, porous, Larissa mint, weight 5.781g, maximum diameter 20.4mm, die axis 315o, c. 356 - 342 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx, earring, and wire necklace; reverse horse crouching right, left foreleg raised, preparing to lie down, ΛAPIΣ/AIΩN in two lines, first line in exergue, ending above; ex BCD Collection with his tag noting, "G/ni ex Thessaly, May 1997, SFr 60.-"
1 commentsMark R1
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Larissa_AR_Drachm9 viewsKevin P
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Larissa_AR_Drachm_ERROR_Double_Struck8 viewsKevin P
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Macedonian helmet189 viewsThessalia, Larissa, 3rd cent. B.C. AE-22 mm, 11.96 grs. AV: Head of the nymph Larissa to right, monogram behind. Circular CM: Macedonian helmet, very interesting and extremly rare CM! RV: LA - RI / SAIW[N], rider with helmet and soear to rightabove left: Star. Ex Auction Lanz 112 (2002), No. 193. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Macedonian Kingdom, Reign of Perseus 197 views171-170 BC
AR Drachm (15mm, 2.81g)
Uncertain mint in Thessaly
Hermios magistrate.
O: Head of Helios facing 3/4 right, hair loose.
R: Rose with bud on right; I-Ω to either side of stem, EPMIAΣ (magistrate) above.
Price, Larissa p. 241; SNG Keckman 795; Sear 5092
ex Jack H. Beymer

Originating from the Sitichoro, Thessaly hoard of 1968, the long held attribution for this pseudo-Rhodian series was 'Rhodian Peraia' or 'Islands off Karia', etc, and probably used to pay mercenaries. This was the attribution I bought the coin with, and it served for nearly twenty years.
However a 1988 article by Richard Ashton claims these coins were actually issued by Perseus of Macedon during the Third Macedonian War to pay his Cretan mercenaries in a coin which was familiar to them, that is, the classic 'Helios/Rose' coinage of Rhodes. This is the attribution I use today.
Selene Psoma further suggests an even more specific location based on style and weight standard, pinpointing this issue in Thasian Peraia, so it will be interesting to see what further study may reveal.
6 commentsEnodia
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip III Arrhidaeus (323-317 B.C.)15 viewsSear 6750-6751 var.; Price P57; Müller P89.

AR drachm; struck circa 323-319 B.C. at the Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (Magneasia on the Meander) mint, 3.92 g., 17.04 mm. max, 0°.

Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin headdress.

Rev.: ΦIΛIΠΠOY, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, IAT monogram below throne.

Arrhidaeus was the illegitimate son of King Philip II of Macedonia by Philinna of Larissa, and thus an elder half-brother of Alexander III the Great. He had mild learning difficulties. Alexander was fond of Arrhidaeus and took him on his campaigns, both to protect his life and to prevent his use as a pawn in any prospective challenge for the throne. After Alexander's death in Babylon in 323 B.C., the Macedonian army in Asia proclaimed Arrhidaeus as king, and he was re-named Philip. He served merely as a figurehead and as the pawn of a series of powerful generals. He was murdered in October 317 by Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson.
Stkp
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Nymph Larissa, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm circa 405-370BC 18mm 6.01g 3h90 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right. Rev horse grazing rightGrant H
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Philip III 1/5 Tetradrachm in Style of Philip II -- 323-326 BC18 views2.46 g, 14 mm, 150°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver 1/5 Tetradrachm; Toned, Scratches on Reverse
Minted During the Reign of Philip III; In the Style of Philip II
Le Rider (Plate 44, 4); SNG ANS 575

Obverse: Head of Apollo Right, Wearing Taenia.
Reverse: FILIPPOU (Fillipou),Youth on Horseback Right, Monogram Below.

Philip II (382–336 BC) became the ruler of all Greece when he defeated the Athenians at the Battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. Philip personally selected the design of his coins. His horse, on the reverse of this coin, won a race in the Olympic Games in 356 B.C., the year his son Alexander the Great was born. Philip III Arrhidaeus was the half-brother of Alexander the Great and the bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson.
Hydro
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Philip III Tetradrachm in Style of Philip II -- 323-317 BC29 views13.709 g, 22.6 mm, 225°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted During the Reign of Philip III; In the Style of Philip II
Le Rider pl. 46, 17-18; SNG Cop 559; SNG ANS 738 ff; SNG Alpha Bank 289

Obverse: Laureate Head of Zeus Right
Reverse: FILIPPOU (Fillipou), Naked Youth on Horse Pacing Right, Holding Palm. Acrostolion below. G and Pellet Below Foreleg.

Philip II (382–336 BC) became the ruler of all Greece when he defeated the Athenians at the Battle of Chaeroneia in 338 B.C. Philip personally selected the design of his coins. His horse, on the reverse of this coin, won a race in the Olympic Games in 356 B.C., the year his son Alexander the Great was born. Philip III Arrhidaeus was the half-brother of Alexander the Great and the bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson.
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My first FORVM coin. A great price for a beautiful coin. Spent a while looking for a nice Philip II design; imagine my surprise when I found this on FORVM, not only cheaper than any other similar quality coin, but more beautiful as well. Been a return FORVM customer ever since.
1 commentsHydro
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Philip III/Alexander IV Drachm -- 323-317 BC18 views3.955 g, 15.4 mm, 0°
Sardes Mint
Silver Drachm
Minted During the Reign of Philip III or Alexander IV; In the Style of Alexander III
Price P103 (Philip) or 2626 (Alexander)

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Legend Off Flan. Bee Head Over TI in Left Field.

Philip III Arrhidaeus was the mentally deficient, bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa, and therefore the half-brother of Alexander the Great. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson through Alexander III and Princess Roxanna of Bactria. Alexander IV was poisoned by the regent of Macedonia, Cassander, in 311 BC at age 12 when defenders of the Argead Dynasty began to declare that a regent was no longer needed and Alexander should be placed on the throne.
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Another great FORVM purchase of mine.
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Rider and Larissa Seated14 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Rider on a horse prancing r., holding a single spear transversally with petasos flying backwards and chlamys on his back, beneath horse’s belly a lion’s head facing r. Border of dots or small grains.1
Rev: The nymph Larissa2 seated r. on a chair with a back ending in a swan’s head, r. hand resting on her lap or thigh and holding a phiale, l. arm raised with palm forward,3 Λ and Α above to l. and r. of head with R and Ι to r. of body turned 90º and downward, all within a shallow incuse square.
Denomination: Silver Trihemiobol; Mint: Larissa; Date: mid- to late 5th Century BC4; Weight: 1.28g5; Diameter: 13mm; Die axis: 60º; References, for example: BMC Thessaly p. 25, 13; Weber 2838; Traité IV, 651, pl. CCXCVI, 9; Herrmann Group II, Pl. 1, 7; BCD Thessaly II 154; HGC 4, 466.

Notes:
1Forrer, BCD Thessaly II, and Hoover refer to the border as composed of dots; Babelon refers to the border as composed of small grains.
2Herrmann does not associate the figure on the reverse with the nymph Larissa. Instead he refers to the figure as a “sitting male” and cites two examples from Berlin and Warren 687 as having the indication of beards (p.9). He declares that the meaning [interpretation] of the sitter cannot be determined, but he invites us to think of a deity (p. 11).
3Forrer and BCD Thessaly II state that Larissa is holding a mirror, Hoover mentions only that the arm is raised, Babelon indicates that the left arm is raised with palm forward, and Herrmann describes the left hand as raised in an “adoring gesture”. On the coin here the left hand clearly has the thumb separated from the rest of the fingers with the palm facing forward; there is no indication that the hand is holding anything. I wonder what the intention of the gesture could have been.
4Dates in the sources cited here run the gamut of the 5th Century BC. Herrmann: c. 500 - 479 BC; Babelon: c. 470 - 430 BC; HGC: c. 440 - 420 BC; Forrer: c. 430 - 400 BC. In light of Kagen (2004) and his belief that Herrmann’s Group I ended c. 460 BC it seems appropriate to choose the date range specified in BCD Thessaly II.
5Herrmann argues that Group II was struck on the Persian weight standard. (He believed that the same held true for Group I). Kagan (2004) demonstrates that Larissain coinage was not struck on the Persian weight standard.

The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC 4 p. 130).

Photo Credits: Nomos AG

Sources

BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
BMC Thessaly: Gardner, Percy. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thessaly to Aetolia. London, 1883.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Kagan, Jonathan. “The So-Called Persian Weight Coins of Larissa”. Obolos 7. 2004.
Traité: Babelon, Ernest. Traité des Monnaies Grecques et Romaines: Tome Quatrième. Paris: Ernest Leroux, 1926.
Weber: Forrer, L. Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Greek Coins formed by Sir Hermann Weber: Volume II. London: Spink & Son, 1924.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Domitian & Domitia, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC 277.214 views024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AE-Diassarion (???), RPC 277, Koinon of Thessaly, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,
avers:- ΔOMITIANON KAIΣARA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 8,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Koinon of Thessaly, probably Larissa., date: 81-96 A.D., ref: RPC-277, Roger-88,
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Seleukos I Nicator Tetradrachm -- Babylon -- 309-300 BC37 views16.407 g, 26.2 mm, 270°
Babylonian Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; High Relief, Tight Flan, Corrosion
Minted by Seleukos as King of Syria; In Name and Style of Alexander
Price 3704; Müller Alexander 714; Armenak Hoard 135

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of King Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Philip III Arrhidaeus was the mentally deficient, bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa, and therefore the half-brother of Alexander the Great. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson. Seleukos served under Alexander III as an infantry general. Following, Alexander's death, he served as Commander of the Companions in Babylon under Perdiccas and Satrap of of Babylon under Antipater. During the renewed Wars of the Diadochi, Seleukos founded the Seleukid Empire in 312 BC. The Seleukid dynasty ruled Syria until Pompey made Syria a Roman province in 63 BC.
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Newest FORVM purchase. A great coin; the picture really doesn't do it justice.
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Seleukos I Nikator as Satrap for Philip III Tetradrachm -- 320-315 BC35 views16.94 g, 27 mm, 300°
2nd Babylonian Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Philip III; Under Seleukos
Price 140

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: BΑΣΙΛΕΛΣ FILIPPOU (Of King Philip), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Philip III Arrhidaeus was the mentally deficient, bastard son of Philip II and a dancer, Philinna of Larissa, and therefore the half-brother of Alexander the Great. On the death of Alexander he was elected king by the Macedonian Army. He was, however, imprisoned upon his return to Macedonia and in October 317 B.C. he was executed under orders from Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson. Seleukos served under Alexander III as an infantry general. Following, Alexander's death, he served as Commander of the Companions in Babylon under Perdiccas and Satrap of of Babylon under Antipater. During the renewed Wars of the Diadochi, Seleukos founded the Seleucid Empire in 312 BC.
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Either my #1 or #2 favorite coin. Slight evidence of it having been cleaned a bit harshly by a past owner, but I still love how it ended up. Slightly impaired surface, but an amazing strike.
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THESSALIA, LARISSA26 viewsTHESSALIA, LARISSA, Bronze 400-344 BC

Bronze 400-344 BC. Head of nymph Larissa right / Horse grazing right. SNG Cop.142
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Thessalian Confederacy, Larissa(?) mint, The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, Third Series, XVIII, 1898, Pl. XIX. 1.66 viewsThessalian Confederacy, Larissa(?) mint, 196-146 B.C. AE, 23mm 11.04g, The Numismatic Chronicle and Journal of the Numismatic Society, Third Series, XVIII, 1898, Pl. XIX. 1., Weber 2945
O: Head of Zeus r., laureate
R: to left ΘEΣΣA to right ΛΩN above EYBIOTOY below ..TPΛIO(?), Monster, like a centaur, except that the animal part of him is of a bull, not of a horse, rearing r., and seizing by the bridle a horse rearing r.
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THESSALIAN LEAGUE93 viewsThessalian League, 196-146 BC, bronze of 16.5 mm, 4.47 grams. Probably struck at Larissa. Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena to right. Reverse: Horse trotting right, city name in Greek. Reference: Sear I-2235.
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Thessalian League Stater -- 196-146 BC45 views6.13 g, 23 mm, 330°
Minted in Thessaly (Likely Larisssa)
Silver Stater
During the Time of the Strategoi Simios and the Magistrate Pole-
BCD Thessaly II 822 (Same Dies)

Obverse: Head of Zeus Wearing Laurel Wreath Right; ΣΙΜΙΟΥ to left.
Reverse: Athena Itonia Right, Star to Upper Right; Π-Ο/Λ-Ε Across Central Field; ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩΝ at Sides.

The land of Thessaly is ancient and was known as Aeolia during Mycenaean times. In mythology, the great heroes Achilles and Jason are said to be from Thessaly as are the centaurs, Lapiths, and Myrmidons. Philip II was appointed Archon of Thessaly and the land was afterwords closely associated with Macedonia. Following the Roman victory in the Second Macedonian War (197 BC), all of Greece was declared "free". The Thessalian League, a loose connection of Thessalian poleis, was revived and a federal council, the synedrion, was created which annually changed officers. The seat of the league was in the largest Thessalian city, Larissa. The League continued to exist even after Thessaly became part of the new Roman province of Macedonia in 146 BCE. The names appearing on these issues are of the Strategoi of the League (Obverse) and Magistrates (Reverse).
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THESSALIAN LEAGUE, AR Drachm, BMC 36, Apollo14 viewsObv: Laureate head of Apollo right, ΓAYANA (magistrate) behind
Rev: Athena Itonia standing right, with shield and about to hurl spear, ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides, bunch of grapes on vine right, Π-O / Λ-Y (magistrate) across lower fields
4.0g, 16 mm

Struck at Larissa 196-146 BC
Legatus
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Thessalian League.12 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Thessalian League. Mid-first C. BC. AR Double Victoriatus (6.04 gm). Head of Zeus r. crowned with oak wreath. / Athena Itonia advancing r., brandishing spear & shield. ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩΝ to l. & r. Magistrates ΔΑ-ΜΟΘΟΙ & ΦΙΛΟΞΕΝΙ (Damothoinos & Philoxenides) above & below. gVF. ex-CNG. BCD Thessaly II 870.3-.4; BMC Thessaly 7 13, 14; HGC 4 #210; McClean 4746; SNG Ashmolean 3790; SNG Cop -.Christian T
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Thessalian League.11 viewsThessaly, Larissa Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Drachm, Attic standard (gm). Laureate head of Apollo r., EY monogram (magistrate EU..) behind. / Athena Itonia advancing right, brandishing spear and shield. ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩΝ to l. and r., ΠΟΛΥ in fields (magistrate Poly..). gVF. BCD Thessaly II 818; HGC 4 #213 (S); Hunterian 13. cf BMC 7. 38 or 40; SNG Cop 300.Christian T
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Thessaly60 viewsObv: No legend, head of the nymph Larissa facing, slightly to the right.

Rev: ΛAPI, horse standing right, with head lowered to the ground.

Silver Drachm, Larissa mint, c. 405 - 370 BC

6.2 grams, 19.4 mm, 270°

GCV 2124 (var.), BCD Thessaly 246
SPQR Coins
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Thessaly - Larissa26 viewsThessaly, Larissa AE16 mm, Circa 400-344 BC
Obv: Head of Nymph right
Rev: Horse standing left, about to roll
Size: 3.6 g, 16mm
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Thessaly - Larissa16 viewsAR trihemiobol
Mid to late 4th cent BC
Obv: Facing bust of nymph Larissa
Rev: LAPIΣAIΩN
Thessalian horseman right with curved whip
BCD 327
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 400-370 BC 18 mm 5.97g 4h37 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right.Rev horse grazing right.1 commentsGrant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 400-370 BC 18mm 5.99g 5h20 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.Rev horse grazing right.
From the BCD collection with ticket.
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 19 viewsBoth coins share same obverse die,with a different reverse die.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 13 viewsBoth coins share same obverse die,different reverse die.Cion on left side reverse 2,coin on right side is unlisted.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 19 mm 6.16 g25 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right,hair in ampyx,wearing earring and necklace.Rev bridled horse standing right preparing to lie down.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa 340 BC7 viewsThessaly Larissa 340 BC

Obverse.Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing to the left

Reverse.Lion standing right

16mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 340-320 BC 20mm 5.97g 6h23 viewsFacing head of the nymph Larissa to left.Rev horse grazing right.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 356-342 BC 17 mm 5.89 g 12h45 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.Rev horse crouching right preparing to roll.
ex BCD collection
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm Circa 356-342 BC 19 mm 5.94g 11h11 viewsHead of thr nymph Larissa facing slightly left,wearing ampyx.Horse standing right preparing to lie down.Lorber,Hoard,Phase L-III 38-60 BCD Thessaly II 317-9,HGC 4,454.
From the J.B Collection purchased spring 2000.
2 commentsGrant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 365-356 BC 18 mm 5.83 g 9h32 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.Rev horse standing left,preparing to lie down,plant below.
ex BCD with ticket
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 365-356 BC 18 mm 6.12 g 12 h22 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left,with hair in amypx,and wearing earring.Rev horse crouching left preparing to roll,plant below.
ex BCD collection
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 365-356 BC 20 mm 5.67 g 6h31 viewsHead of nymph Larissa facing slightly left,hair in ampyx,wearing single pendant earring and necklace.Rev horse standing left,preparing to lie down,plant below.
Struck in high relief.
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 13 viewsboth coins share same obveres die,different reverse die.Coin on left has an unlisted die,Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 18 viewsboth coins have same obverse die,different reverse die.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 17 mm 5.83 g 10h41 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left,wearing grain ears in hair.Rev Thessalian warrior ,holding spear,on horse rearing right.
ex BCD collection.
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 18 mm 5.97g 6h22 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.Rev horse right about to lie down,plant below.
From the BCD collection.
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 19 mm 5.99 g 12 h25 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left,with hair in ampyx and grainears in hair.Rev mare in foreground and foal in background standing right.
ex BCD collection
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 380-365 BC 19 mm 6.09 g 11 h24 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left,wearing ampyx and necklace.Rev mare standing right,in background,foal standing right.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 17mm 5.97 g 9h21 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right,obverse die signed by the engraver Simo above the head of Larissa.
ex BCD collection
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 17mm 5.97g 9h23 viewsObv die signed by the engraver Simo above head of the nyphm Larissa facing slightly right.Rev horse right grazing with head lowered.
EX BCD
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 18 mm 6.01 g 3h19 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right.Horse grazing right.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 18mm 5.73 g 7h31 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right,obverse die singed by the engraver Simo at left.Rev horse grazing right.
ex BCD collection
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 18mm 6.01g 3h19 viewsObverse die signed by the engraver Simo above head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right.Rev napi above horse right grazing with head lowered.
EX BCD collection
Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 19 mm 5.75 g 6h23 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slighgtly right,wearing ampyx and necklace.Rev horse grazing right on dotted groundline.Grant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR obol 12 mm 0.88 g 1h28 viewsHorse walking right on ground line,border of dots.The nymph Larissa seated left on hydria withits mouth to the right and one side handle facing the viewer,her left hand on knee and her right extended,having just tossed or kicked the ball seen at bottom.
EX BCD with ticket
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RPC 277, AE-21, Diassarion, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,61 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RPC 277, AE-21, Diassarion, ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right,
avers:- ΔOMITIANON KAIΣARA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣΣTHN, Diademed bust of Domitia right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 8,21g, axis: 6h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, (probably Larissa.), date: 81-96 A.D., ref: RPC-277, Roger-88,
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Thessaly, Larissa58 viewsThessaly, Larissa

Ae 17

C, 400-344 BC

Even patina with clear detail. 4.54g. 17mm
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THESSALY, LARISSA47 viewsAE
400 BCE - 344 BCE
O: HEAD OF WOOD NYMPH LARISSA, R
R: HORSE GETTING READY TO ROLL L
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Thessaly, Larissa11 viewscf. Sear 2129, cf. SNG Cop. 142 ff.

AE 19 mm., struck ca. 400-344 B.C.

Obv: Head of a nymph Larissa facing left, with her hair tied

Rev: Horse grazing left, with left foreleg raised, Δ monogram above.

Note: This type is commonly encountered with either the nymph facing left or the horse grazing left, but not both. For an example similar to this coin (less the monogram), see Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger, Auctions 262-263 (September 22, 2009), Lot 2267.
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THESSALY, LARISSA66 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 19 mm max. 5.32 g
O: Head of Nymph Larissa, three quarters left
R: LAR-I above, S before, M beneathThessalian horseman riding right, holding spear.
Rogers 286 v.
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THESSALY, LARISSA50 viewsTHESSALY, LARISSA
ca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 20 mm max. 5.13 g
O: Head of Nymph Larissa, three quarters left
R: Thessalian horseman riding right, holding spear.
Rogers 286 v.
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Thessaly, Larissa41 viewsHead of nymph right

LARIS-AIWN
horse standing left, about to roll; A beneath

Ae 14mm; 1.76g
400-344 BC
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THESSALY, Larissa54 viewsTHESSALY, Larissa. Circa 380-365 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 5.98 g, 5h). Early facing head type. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx / Horse grazing right. L-S Group 6, Head type 25, Dies O119/R1; BCD Thessaly II 259 (same dies). VF

Ex Robert and Julius Diez Collection
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THESSALY, LARISSA48 views4th Century BC
AE 19 mm; 6.22 g
O: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wreathed with grain, wearing double strand plain necklace
R: ΛAPI[ΣAIΩ]N Horseman wearing Boiotian helmet and holding lance in right hand, on horse prancing right; symbols below and before horse
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THESSALY, LARISSA18 viewsTHESSALY, LARISSA
ca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 18 X 19 mm max. 4.78 g
O: Head of Nymph Larissa, three quarters left
R: Thessalian horseman riding right, holding spear.
Rogers 286 v.
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA18 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 21 mm max. 4.91 g
O: Head of Nymph Larissa, three quarters left
R: Thessalian horseman riding right, holding spear.
Rogers 286 v.
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA17 views4th Century BC
AE 14.5 mm; 2.02 g
Head of nymph Larissa right / horse grazing left.
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THESSALY, LARISSA20 views3rd century B.C.
AE 12 mm; 2.01 g
Head of the nymph Larissa left / Horse standing right, about to roll.
cf Rogers 301-304; SNG Copenhagen 145.
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Thessaly, Larissa53 viewsAR Drachm (18.5mm, 6.10g)
Early to mid 4th century BCE

O: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair floating freely, wearing ampyx inscribed [ΓΕΥ], pendant earring and necklace; head flanked by dolphins downwards; border of dots.

R: ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ in exergue, horse with bucranium brand crouching right, foreleg raised, tail lowered; AI in tiny letters below its belly.

Lorber-Shahar: Early, O44/R1(c)

Portrait of fine style, and rare with dolphins.

Lorber notes that the dolphins hark back to the Kimonean facing head types at Syracuse, which influenced this coinage at Larissa. Also, she notes that they serve as an allusion to the myth of Larissa's accidental drowning while playing ball by the banks of the Peneos.
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Thessaly, Larissa8 viewsAE Tetrachalkon, Struck 356-337 BC
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Reverse: ΛΑΡΙ-Σ-[ΑΙΩΝ], Horse trotting right; E above, grain ear below
References: SNG Cop 138 var; Rogers 273; BCD Thessaly II 387.8; HGC 4, 517.
Size: 19mm, 8.1g​
Justin L
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THESSALY, LARISSA NYMPH/HORSE R37 viewsAE 16.5 mm
400 BCE - 344 BCE
O: HEAD OF NYMPH, R
R: HORSE STANDING RIGHT, ABOUT TO ROLL

LARISSA
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Thessaly, Larissa (360 - 325 B.C.)17 viewsÆ Dichalkon
O: Head of Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx; grain ears in hair.
R: Horseman riding right, holding lance;
5.84g
19mm
Rogers 284; BCD Thessaly II 393; HGC 4, 530
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Thessaly, Larissa (Circa 356-342 BC)18 viewsAR Drachm

18mm, 5.83g

Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing necklace

Reverse: Horse standing right, preparing to lie down.

BCD Thessaly 1154-7; SNG Copenhagen 120.
1 commentsNathan P
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THESSALY, LARISSA A199 viewsOBVERSE: Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left
REVERSE: ΛAΡI-Σ-Σ-[AIΩN], bridled horse trotting right, E above, grain ear left below
Struck at Larissa 400-344 BC
6.75g, 19mm
BMC 81; Rogers 273
Legatus
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THESSALY, LARISSA A1910 viewsOBVERSE: Head of nymph Larissa facing three-quarters left
REVERSE: ΛAΡI-Σ-Σ-[AIΩN], bridled horse trotting right, E above, grain ear left below
Struck at Larissa 400-344 BC
6.75g, 19mm
BMC 81; Rogers 273
Legatus
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THESSALY, LARISSA AR Trihemiobol11 viewsOBVERSE: Head of the nymph Larissa right, wearing pendant earring
REVERSE: ΛAPI above, ΠΛE in exergue, horse right, about to roll
Struck at Larissa 370-360 BC
1.4g, 12mm
BCD Thessaly II 274; Hoover, Volume 4 under "trihemiobols (c. 1.5g)" on page 146, number 474. R2 = Very Rare...3-24 extant examples
Legatus
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THESSALY, LARISSA AR Trihemiobol20 viewsOBVERSE: Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter facing left in necklace, hair confined by fillet & floating loosely, with ampyx in front
REVERSE: ΛAPI (Laris) above, horse feeding right.
Struck at Larissa 395-344 BC
.75g, 10mm
SNG Cop 135
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Thessaly, Larissa circa 380-337 BC. Tetrachalkon Æ6 viewsReference.
Rogers 279; BCD Thessaly II 330.
Obv. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx

Rev. ΛAPI-Σ-AIΩN
Horse trotting right; grain ear below.

8.72gr
19 mm
okidoki
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Thessaly, Larissa Kremaste, Rogers 31517 viewsAE 18, 5.11g, 18.34mm, 270°
302-286 BC
obv. Head of Achilles l.
rev. Thetis std. on Hippokampos l., holding shield of Achilles with monogram AX
beneath LARI
ref. Rogers 315; SNG Copenhagen 151
very rare, F+
Jochen
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Thessaly, Larissa mint, BMC Thessaly to Aetolia pg. 31, 83 var 67 viewsThessaly, Larissa mint, 400-344 B.C. AE, 19mm 7.57g, SNG Cop 141 var (rev legend), BMC Thessaly to Aetolia pg. 31, 83 var (rev legend)
O: Head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, crowned with corn
R: ΛAPIΣ[AIΩN] (or similar), Horseman r. wearing petasus and chiton, holding lance, horse prancing
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Thessaly, Larissa, (c.344-337 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Coop 134, ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman galloping right, Rare !206 viewsThessaly, Larissa, (c.344-337 B.C.), AR-Trihemiobol, SNG Coop 134, ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman galloping right, Rare !
avers: Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left.
revers: ΛΑΡ-IΣ / AIΩN, Horseman - Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys and holding staff, riding cantering horse to right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5 mm, weight: 1,36g, axes: 9 h,
mint: Thessaly, Larissa, date: 344-337 B.C., ref: SNG Copenhagen 134, Hermann Group VII, pl. VI, 1,
Q-001
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Thessaly, Larissa, (c.360-325 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 286, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right, 122 viewsThessaly, Larissa, (c.360-325 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 286, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right,
avers: Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left.
revers: ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior on horseback galloping right, holding couched spear; M beneath horse.
exerg: -/-//M, diameter: 18,5-19,2mm, weight: 5,32g, axes: 2h,
mint: Thessaly, Larissa, date: 360-325 B.C., ref: Rogers 286, BMC-85,
Q-001
quadrans
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Thessaly, Larissa, (c.400-344 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 273, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right, #1122 viewsThessaly, Larissa, (c.400-344 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 273, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right, #1
avers: Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left.
revers: ΛΑΡI Σ AIΩN, bridled horse trotting right, E above, grain ear below. ..
exerg: -/-// AIΩN, diameter:18,3-19,2mm, weight: 8,97g, axes: 1h,
mint: Thessaly, Larissa, date: c.400-344 B.C., ref: Rogers 273, BMC-81,
Q-001
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Thessaly, Larissa, (c.400-344 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 273, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right, #2108 viewsThessaly, Larissa, (c.400-344 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 273, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right, #2
avers: Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left.
revers: ΛΑΡI Σ AIΩN, bridled horse trotting right, E above, grain ear below. ..
exerg: -/-// AIΩN, diameter:19,2-21,8mm, weight: 8,86g, axes: 9h,
mint: Thessaly, Larissa, date: c.400-344 B.C., ref: Rogers 273, BMC-81,
Q-002
quadrans
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Thessaly, Larissa, AE 20-22108 views400-344 BC
Head of the nymph Larissa facing
ΛΑΡΙ - Σ - ΑΙΩΝ parly retrograde, Horse trotting right
8.88 gr
Ref : Sear # 2131
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Thessaly, Larissa, AE22111 views22mm, 8.31g
obv: head of Larissa, facing slightly left
rev: ΛAΡI Σ [AIΩN]; bridled horse trotting right, ear of grain below
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THESSALY, LARISSA, Circa 356-342 BC37 viewsAR Hemidrachm, 15mm, 2.34 g, 10h

O. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx
R. Horse standing right, preparing to lie down, Ξ below the horse’s belly

BCD Thessaly II 338 (same dies)

Ex Vinchon (7 November 1977), lot 77
Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 90, 23 May 2012), lot 108
robertpe
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Thessaly, Larissa, Drachm50 viewsSilver Drachm
Obv:– Youth wrestling or restraining bull, both to left.
Rev:– LARI/SAIA, bridled horse galloping right, rein trailing, all in incuse square
Minted in Thessaly, Larissa from .c. 440-400 B.C.
Ref:– SNG Cop 110. SGCV I 2111
6.022g, 20.0mm, 270 degrees
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Thessaly, Larissa, Drachm94 viewsSilver Drachm
Obv:– Youth wrestling or restraining bull, both to right, cloak and petasos flying out behind.
Rev:– LAR/ISAI, bridled horse galloping right, all in incuse square
Minted in Thessaly, Larissa from 440-400 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Oxford - (vgl. 3865). SNG Cop. -.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
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Thessaly, Larissa, Drachm62 viewsSilver Drachm
Obv:– Youth wrestling or restraining bull, both to left.
Rev:– LARI/SAIA, bridled horse galloping right, rein trailing, all in incuse square
Minted in Thessaly, Larissa from .c. 440-400 B.C.
Ref:– SNG Cop 110. SGCV I 2111
6.022g, 20.0mm, 270 degrees

Ex-Forvm

Updated image of an old coin from my collection.

Nice details all round. I just wish all of the horse was present but then I would never have been able to afford it.
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Cavalrymen9 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AE Dichalkon
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa facing, head turned slightly to left, wreathed with grain, wearing double strand plain necklace
Rev: ΛAPIΣAIΩN, Cavalrymen on horse prancing right, lance in right, wearing Boiotian helmet, ∆A monogram
AE, 5.45g, 17.1mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly I 1171.1, BCD Thessaly II 393.3, SNG Cop 140, cf. Rogers 285
Ex Forvm Ancient Coins
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse36 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm, (Mid to late 4th century BC)
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair held by an ampyx.
Rev: ΛAPIΣ / AIΩN, Horse grazing right.
Ag, 5.97g, 19x19.5mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 318
Ex Pecunem 31, Lot 116
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse33 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm (380-337 BC. )
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa facing, head turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, earring and simple necklace
Rev: [ΛΑ]-Ρ-ΙΣΑ, Hero Thessalos wearing petasos and chlamys, standing right, left foot raised, restraining bridled horse moving right.
Ag, 5.76g, 18mm
Ref.: Lorber, Middle Series III, O1/R4.
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse and Foal5 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left
Rev: Mare with foal, both standing right; ΛAPIΣ above, AIΩN in exergue.
Ag, 5.98g
Ref.: CNG 292, Lancaster 2012, Nr. 85 (same dies)
Ex Künker, eLive Auction 53, Lot 8042
shanxi
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, Dichalkon14 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
Dichalkon Æ
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa right, her hair rolled up, wearing a triple pendant earring resembling a bunch of grapes, all within border of dots
Rev: ΛΑΡI- above, -ΣAIΩN in exergue, horse standing right, preparing to lie down.
Ag, 4.04g, 18mm
Ref.:
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, Obol12 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Obol, Circa 356-342 BC
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing plain necklace
Rev: Horse grazing right; ΛAPIΣ-AIΩN above and below.
Ag, 10mm, 0.84g
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 328
shanxi
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Thessaly, Larissa, obol13 viewsca. 350 - 325 BC
12mm, 0.95g
obv: head of nymph Larissa facing half left
rev: Thessalian horseman, wearing chlamys and kausia, on horse prancing right
areich
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Thessaly, Larissa, Thessalos, Horse19 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Hemidrachm, 460–440 BC
Obv.: Thessalos to right, naked but for chlamys and petasos flying behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping right that lifts him from the ground
Rev.: Bridled horse galloping left, its rein trailing below, Λ - ΑΡΙ in front and above, sandal of Jason below, all within incuse square.
Ag, 3.0g, 16-18mm
Ref.: Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa, AJN 20, 2008, 137 Nr. 18.
Ex collection of Dr. Robert Friedinger-Pranter
shanxi
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Thessaly, Larissa, Thessalos, Horse, Drachm26 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm, 440-420 BC
Obv.: The hero Thessalos, nude but for chlamys, his petasos flying out behind him, holding band around the head of a bull charging right
Rev.: Bridled horse prancing right; ΛAP above, IΣA below; all within shallow incuse square.
Ag, 6.01g, 20mm, 12h
Ref.: Herrmann pl. 3, 2 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1560 (same dies)
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-SALE 46, Lot 89
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Thessaly, Larissa.6 viewsAR Drachm, 6.0g, 20mm, 12h; c. 380-365 BC.
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right, wearing ampyx, earring, and necklace.
Rev.: ΛAPI-ΣAIΩN, horse grazing r.
Reference: L-S series 1, type B; BCD Thessaly II 281 / 17-127-475
John Anthony
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Thessaly, Larissa.7 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 365-356 B.C. AR drachm (19.03 mm, 5.69 g, 2 h). Rider wearing Kausia on fast horse galloping right / ΛAPIΣAIΩN, bull charging right. BCD 186; BMC 54; Herr. pl. 4, 17; SNG Copenhagen 118; Lorber 101. Fine, some prosity. Very Rare.

Ex John Haer Collection; Ex Triton XV; Ex BCD Collection.
ecoli
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Thessaly, Larissa.15 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 356-320 BC. AR Drachm (5.87 gm). Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., hair loose with ampyx in front. / Horse crouching r., forefoot raised, trailing reins, preparing to roll. ΛΑΡΙΣ-ΑΙΩΝ above and below. gVF. Pegasi 126. BCD Thessaly II #280; Herrmann Group VII A; HGC 4 #453 (R1); SNG Cop 3 #121; SNG Berry 542.Christian T
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Thessaly, Larissa.30 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 420-400 BC. AR Drachm (5.82 gm). Hero Thessalos stdg r., restraining unruly bull by the horns, petasos and chlamys over shoulder. / Bridled horse prancing r. ΛΑΡ-ΙΣΑΙ above and below. gVF. BCD Thessaly II #171; Herrmann Group III F; HGC 4 #418 (S); Lorber Thessalian 49.1 commentsChristian T
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Thessaly, Larissa. 360-322 BC.26 viewsAE12
Nymph Larissa facing.
Horseman on horse prancing right.
Dino
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Thessaly, Larissa. 395-344 BC.28 viewsÆ 18mm (4.03 gm).
Obv: Head of nymph right
Rev: LARI-SAIWN, horse standing right, about to roll.
SNG Copenhagen 142.
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Thessaly, Larissa. AE 15. Nymph right/ horse left9 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 395-344 BC. 15mm, 2.6g. Head of nymph right / LARIS-AIWN, horse standing left. SNG Copenhagen 143. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Thessaly, Larissa. AE 16. Nymph right/ horse left9 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 395-344 BC. Æ 16mm. 4.61 g. Obv: Head of nymph right / Rev: LAR[I]-SAIWN, horse standing left, about to roll. SNG Copenhagen 143. Podiceps
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Thessaly, Larissa. AE 18. Nymph right/ horse right12 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 395-344 BC. 18 mm, 3.9 g. Head of nymph right / LARIS-AIWN, horse standing right. SNG Copenhagen 142. ex areich, photo credit areich1 commentsPodiceps
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THESSALY, LARISSA. Bronze, Circa 380-337 BC. 6 views16 mm / 3,9 g.
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa right, wearing earring.
Reverse: LAPI–SAION, horse left, about to roll.
BCD Thessaly II 391.1. _1235
Antonivs Protti
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Thessaly, Larissa. ca 400-344 BC49 viewsÆ 21mm. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left / LARI above, S before, AIWN in ex, horse prancing right; L above, grain ear below.
SNGCop 138v
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Thessaly, Larissa. ca 400-344 BC. AE 20mm.23 viewsThessaly, Larissa. ca 400-344 BC.
Obv. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Rev. LARI above, S before, AIWN (retrograde) in ex, horse prancing right;
Ref. SNGCop 138 (V)
(Re-toned coin after treatment for bronze disease)
Lee S
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THESSALY, Larissa. Ca. 350-30 B.C. Æ tetrachalkon Horse prancing11 viewsReference.
BCD Thessaly II 330; Rogers 279

Obv.
Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.

Rev. ΛAPI-Σ-AIΩN
Horse prancing right; grain ear below.

10.13 gr
20 mm
6 h
okidoki
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THESSALY, Larissa. Ca. 370-360 BC. 99 viewsAR drachm (19 mm, 5.94 g). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right / Horse standing left, about to roll. Cf. Lorber pl. 1, 1; Herrmann grp. VII/L, pl. VII, 4. VF, reverse crudely struck. Heritage Auction #441 lot 500435 commentsCGPCGP
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Thessaly, Larissa. Circa 340-320 BC. AR Drachm34 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Circa 340-320 BC. AR Drachm. 5,7 g, 20 mm. Head of nymph facing slightly left / Horse right, about to roll; LARIS above, AIWN below. SNG Copenhagen 120; Herrmann Group VII, pl. v, 8. Podiceps
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Thessaly, Larissa. Circa 400-344 BC21 viewsÆ 17mm
Head of a nymph right (slight double-strike) /
LAR-ISEWN, horse about to roll.
SNG Copenhagen 142.
Dino
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THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 405/0-370 BC5 viewsAR Drachm (20mm, 6.06 g, 6h).
Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left
ΛAPIΣA above, horse right, grazing with head lowered. L-S Group 6, Head Type 26 (O122/R– [unlisted rev. die])
BCD Thessaly II 260 (same dies). Good VF
JBGood
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THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 405/0-370 BC. AR Drachm.128 viewsObverse ; Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx and necklace.
Reverse ; Horse grazing left.

BCD Thessaly II 218; HGC 4, 432.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.

6.11 gr , EF.
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Thessaly, Larissa. Circa 420-400 BC40 viewsAR Drachm (18mm, 6.18 g, 6h)

Obverse: The hero Thessalos, with petasos and chlamys hanging around neck, restraining bull left by band held around its head

Reverse: ΛΑΡI-[Σ]-ΙΑ (Larisia), horse prancing right within incuse circle.

Lorber, Thessalian 60 (same obv. die as illustration); BCD Thessaly II 370.3; HGC 4, 421 var. (horse left).

From the BCD Collection.

Thessaly was an agricultural and livestock region with large wild areas. She was famous for her horses and riders. Larissa, the most important city of Thessaly, takes its name from one of the daughters of the mythical king Pelasgos. The town was famous for its horse farms and Thessalos, the eponymous hero of the region, raised wild bulls there.

This coinage is characterized by the use of an iconography common to different Thessalian cities, namely: Thessalos taming the bull in a taurokathapsia (bull leaping) and on the reverse the horse of Poseidon, Hippios. The taurokathapsia was a contest in which the athlete passes a band around the bull’s head and pulls it tight in an attempt to bring the animal under control. This would have been not only a feat of great strength, but also of dexterity and agility to avoid being trampled or gored by the bull.
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Thessaly, Larissa. Obol. Horse right/ Nymph playing with ball42 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Obol. 0.91 g. Obv: Horse prancing right, O above
Rev: Nymph Larissa standing left, holding wreath(?), playing with ball. SNG Cop 114 var.
Podiceps
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE GRAZING LEFT29 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 11 mm, 1.39 g
O: Head of nymph Larissa left
R: Grazing horse left
cf. Rogers 301 (horse right)
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE GRAZING LEFT20 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 18 mm; 4.04 g
O: Head of nymph Larissa left
R: Grazing horse left
cf. Rogers 301 (horse right)
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE GRAZING RIGHT15 views4th Century BC
AE 17 mm; 3.31 g
Head of the nymph Larissa right, wearing earring / Horse standing right
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE ROLLING LEFT89 viewsAE 17.5 mm 3.49 g CHOCOLATE BROWN PATINA
400 BCE - 344 BCE
O: HEAD OF WOOD NYMPH LARISSA, R, WITH EARRING
R: SAIWN above, LARI below HORSE GETTING READY TO ROLL L
LARISSA SNG COP. 143

3 commentslaney
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE ROLLING LEFT27 viewsTHESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE ROLLING LEFT
AE 17.5 mm 3.49 g CHOCOLATE BROWN PATINA
400 BCE - 344 BCE
O: HEAD OF WOOD NYMPH LARISSA, R, WITH EARRING
R: SAIWN above, LARI below HORSE GETTING READY TO ROLL L
LARISSA SNG COP. 143
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE ROLLING LEFT25 views400 BCE - 344 BCE
AE 14 X 15 mm; 1.68 g
O: HEAD OF WOOD NYMPH LARISSA, R
R: HORSE GETTING READY TO ROLL L; LARIS above; AIWN below
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE ROLLING LEFT13 views400 BCE - 344 BCE
AE 13 X 14 mm; 1.65 g
O: HEAD OF WOOD NYMPH LARISSA, R
R: HORSE GETTING READY TO ROLL L
laney
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THESSALY, LARISSA; HORSE ROLLING LEFT14 views400 BCE - 344 BC
AE 16.5 mm; 4.27 g
O: HEAD OF WOOD NYMPH LARISSA, R, WITH EARRING
R: SAIWN above, LARI below HORSE GETTING READY TO ROLL L
laney
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Thessaly, Rhodian Mercenaries174 viewsThessaly, Rhodian Mercenaries. Circa 172-168 BC. AR Drachm (2.67 gm, 17 mm).
Obverse- Facing head of Helios.
Reverse- Rose, I-W on either side of stem; magistrate ERMIAS.
Price, "Larissa Hoard," pg. 241; SNG Helsinki 795.
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Thessaly, Thessalian League. AR Stater.67 viewsCirca 196-146 BC (6.38g, 21mm, 3h). McClean 4953; BMC Thessaly-; SNG Copenhagen-. Obverse Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; monogram behind. Reverse Athena Itona advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; ethnic ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩ[Ν] around field, K-OT-T-Y below. Nicely struck from high relief dies. Attractive style. Excellent metal. Choice EF.

Ex Pars Coins.

After the Roman Republic’s defeat of Macedon at Kynoskephalai in 197 BC, T. Quinctius Flamininus, the victorious general, headed a senatorial commission set up to establish a protectorate in Greece and he pronounced at the Isthmian Games in July of the following year that those Greek areas (including Thessaly) which were formerly under Macedonian control were now free. Flamininus then revived an independent Thessalian League, which was founded in around the year 1000 BC and was later disbanded after Phillip II of Macedon conquered much of the Greek world in the last quarter of the 4th century BC. Under the new League, the coinage comprised solely of silver in three denominations (stater, drachm, and hemidrachm/obol), and could be considered the first truly Thessalian League "federal" coinage. All issues bore the ethnic ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ, along with the responsible magistrates' names, and were likely minted at Larissa, the capital of the League.
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Thessaly. Larissa6 viewsSGCV 2130 var.; Rogers 296; BCD Thessaly II 391.1; SNG Copenhagen 144.

Æ Chalkous, 2.15 gr., 13.05 mm. max., 0◦; struck ca. 380-337 61 B.C.

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa right, wearing earring.

Rev: ΛAPI[Σ]–[AI]ΩN, horse left, about to roll; A below.
Stkp
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Thessaly. Thessalian League31 viewsSGCV --, Franke, Geschicte 4; BCD Thessaly II 15

AR Obol. .45 g., 7.43 mm. max., 180°

Struck ca. 470s-460s B.C.

Obv: Head and neck of bridled horse right

Rev: AΘ- ΦΕ, Grain ear in incuse square

The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.
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THESSALY: Larissa5 viewsAE 18, 4.09g, Thessaly, Larissa, ca. 400-344 B.C. Obv: Nymph Larissa facing right. Rev: Horse grazing. Dark green patina, gVF. SNGCop 142.Molinari
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[103tis] Tisna, Aiolis, 350 - 300 B.C.169 viewsBronze AE 17, SNG Cop 283, choice gVF, 3.960g, 16.7mm, 180o; Obverse: horned head of river-god Tisnaios left, slightly facing; Reverse :TIS/NAION either side of one-handled cup; superb and unusual style!; rare. Ex FORVM.


The following research was done by Jochen (Tribunus Plebis, 2006; Procurator Caesaris; Caesar), a member extraordinaire of the FORVM Discussion Boards, and the originator and leading contributor to our Coins of Mythological Interest Board:

"Von Mogens Herman Hansen, Thomas Heine, An Inventory of Archaic and Classical Poleis, Oxford University Press, p.1051: 835. *Tisna (Tisnaia) Map 56. Lat. 38-45, long. 27.05 but see 'infra' C:? The toponym Tisna can be reconstructed from the city-ethnic attested by C4 coin legends (infra). Presumably the community took its name from the river Tisna, a personification of which was depicted on Tisna's coins. Tisna struck bronze coins in C4. Types: obv. beardless male head l., horned (river god Tisnaios); rev. one-handle vase, or spearhead, or sword in sheath; legend TISNAI or TISNAIO or TISNAIOS or TISNAION (Imhoof-Blumer (1883) 275 nos.241-42; Head, HN2 557; Robert (1937) 189; BMC Troas 149; SNG Cop Aeolis 283). The book I found under books.google.de It is the first lexicon of all identifiable Greek city states of the Archaic and Classical period (c. 650-325 BC).

You can see that Tisna must be a small city in Aiolis known only by its coins. It is not mentioned in 'Der kleine Pauly' nor depicted in my Historical Atlas.
[The emphasis is mine, J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.]


Aeolis (Ancient Greek Αιολίς Aiolís) or Aeolia was an area that comprised the west and northwestern region of Asia Minor, mostly along the coast, and also several offshore islands (particularly Lesbos), where the Aeolian Greek city-states were located. Aeolis incorporated the southern parts of Mysia which bounded it to the north, Ionia to the south, and Lydia to the east. In early times, the Aeolians' twelve most important cities were independent, and formed a league: Cyme (also called Phriconis), Larissae, Neonteichos, Temnus, Cilla, Notium, Aegiroessa, Pitane, Aegae, Myrina, Gryneia, and Smyrna.

According to Homer's description, Odysseus, after his stay with the Cyclopes, reached the island of Aeolus, who provided him with the west wind Zephyr.

Aeolis was an ancient district on the western coast of Asia Minor. It extended along the Aegean Sea from the entrance of the Hellespont (now the Dardanelles) south to the Hermus River (now the Gediz River). It was named for the Aeolians, some of whom migrated there from Greece before 1000 BC. Aeolis was, however, an ethnological and linguistic enclave rather than a geographical unit. The district often was considered part of the larger northwest region of Mysia.

By the 8th century BC, twelve of the southern Aeolian city-states were grouped together in a league. The most celebrated of the cities was Smyrna (modern Izmir, Turkey), but in 699 BC, Smyrna became part of an Ionian confederacy. The remaining cities were conquered by Croesus, king of Lydia (reigned 560-546 BC). Later they were held successively by the Persians, Macedonians, Seleucids, and Pergamenes. Attalus III, the last king of Pergamum, bequeathed Aeolis to Rome in 133 BC. Shortly afterward, it was made part of the Roman province of Asia. At the partition of the Roman Empire (395 AD), Aeolis was assigned to the East Roman (Byzantine) empire and remained under Byzantine rule until the early 1400s, when the Ottoman Turks occupied the area.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aeolis

Ed. by J.P.Fitzgerald, Jr.

Thank you, Jochen.
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