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95 viewsHistory of Thessalian League
The Thessalian League/confederacy was made up of several cities in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. This area was completely surrounded by mountains and isolated except for a few passes. It was one of the few areas of Greece self-sufficient in grain and produced livestock and horses. Thessaly had the best calvary in Greece. The league was frequently weakened by intercity rivalries and lost its strength in the 5th century BC. The league was re-established in 374 BC by the tyrant Jason. He was assassinated in 370 BC, when it became evident that he had plans of conquest against the rest of Greece. After the death of Jason, there was infighting in the league and some of the cities requested help from Philip II of Macedon to settle the rivalries, which he accomplished in 353 BC. A few years later (344 BC), Philip II simply took control of the entire area. Thessaly remained under Macedonian control until Macedonia was defeated by the Romans in 197 BC. A new league was established in 196 BC. The league continued until 146 BC, then became part of the Roman province of Macedonia.
Antonivs Protti
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79 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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89 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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Ancient Greece (Thessaly), silver pseudo-Rhodian drachm struck by King Perseus of Macedon, ca. 175-170 BC26 views1 commentslordmarcovan
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14 viewsTHESSALY, Uncertain. Mid-late 4th century BC?
PB Tessera. By the Eurymenai/Atrax engraver?
Bearded head right
Schematic line (horse's leg right?)
Cf. BCD Thessaly 1024 and 1038 (for similar bearded heads)

From the BCD Collection

BCD suggests that these two matching specimens are the products of an itinerant engraver, who would have used similar lead strickings as a portfolio to present to the various polities of the region. They are not related to the comparatively more common lead pieces of Pherai (Rogers 287; BCD Thessaly I 1305).
Ardatirion
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15 viewsTHESSALY, Uncertain. Mid-late 4th century BC?
PB Tessera. By the Eurymenai/Atrax engraver?
Bearded head right
Schematic line (horse's leg right?)
Cf. BCD Thessaly 1024 and 1038 (for similar bearded heads)

From the BCD Collection

BCD suggests that these two matching specimens are the products of an itinerant engraver, who would have used similar lead strickings as a portfolio to present to the various polities of the region. They are not related to the comparatively more common lead pieces of Pherai (Rogers 287; BCD Thessaly I 1305).
Ardatirion
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87 viewsTHESSALY, The Oitaioi. Circa 167-146 BC.
AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.30 g, 1h)
Herakleia Trachinia mint
Lion’s head left, spear in its jaws
OITAI downward to right, ΩN downward to left, Herakles standing facing, holding club in both hands
Valassiadis 9; BCD Thessaly II 494 (same obverse die)

Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 290), lot 57; Peus 384 (2 November 2005), lot 199; Vinchon (20 May 1959), lot 483; M. Ratto 11 (16 May 1935), lot 239; R. Ratto (4 April 1927), lot 1023; Naville-Ars Classica V (18 June 1923), lot 1764
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC I 1425, AE-21,Ć Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left, 141 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC I 1425, AE-21,Ć Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left,
avers:- Sosandros, son of Sosandros, strategos. ΣEBAΣTOΣ [ΘE]ΣΣAΛΩN, bare head of Augustus right.
revers:- ΣΩΣANΔPOΣ [ΣΩΣ]ANΔPOY, Athena Itonia standing left, holding Nike and shield set on ground; spear to left, AR monogram and Δ in fields.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-21,5 mm, weight: 6,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date: 27 B.C.-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 1425, Burrer Em. 1a, Series 1, 2.1 (A1/R2 – this coin, obv. and rev. illustrated on pl. 1); BCD Thessaly II 914.1 var. (rev. legend; same obv. die); CNG: eAuction 299.lot 2., McClean 4994; Leake 4898.,
Q-001
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-22, Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 1439, Diassarion, Apollo,68 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-22, Thessaly, Koinon, RPC 1439, Diassarion, Apollo,
avers: NEPΩN-ΘE-ΣΣAΛ-ΩN , Laureate head right.
revers: APIΣTIΩNOΣ-ΣTPATHΓ-OV, Apollo Kitharoedos standing right, holding kithara in his left hand, playing it with his right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 9,55g, axis: 1h
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, date: 54-68 AD., ref: Burrer Em. 1, Series 1, 16 (A3/R13); RPC 1439,
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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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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #1138 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #1
avers: AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
reverse: CTPA(Monogram) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia advancing right, hurling the spear and holding shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0 mm, weight: 4,98g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.),
Q-001
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #2112 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #2
avers: AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
reverse: (Monogram?) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia advancing right, hurling the spear and holding shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5 mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.), BCD Thessaly II 951.3.
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1es Gratian36 views367-383

AE3

Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, D N GRATIANVS P F AVG
Gratian standing right, holding labarum with Chi-rho on banner, and holding captive by hair, GLORIA ROMANORVM; Q to left, K over P to right, DSISCR in ex.

RIC 14c

Zosimus reports: [T] he emperor Valentinian, having favourably disposed the affairs of Germany, made provisions for the future security of the Celtic nations. . . . Valentinian was now attacked by a disease which nearly cost him his life. Upon his recovery the countries requested him to appoint a successor, lest at his decease the commonwealth should be in danger. To this the emperor consented, and declared his son Gratian emperor and his associate in the government, although he was then very young, and not yet capable of the management of affairs. . . .

When the affairs of the empire were reduced to this low condition, Victor, who commanded the Roman cavalry, escaping the danger with some of his troops, entered Macedon and Thessaly. From thence he proceeded into Moesia and Pannonia, and informed Gratian, who was then in that quarter, of what had occurred, and of the loss of the emperor [Valens] and his army. Gratian received the intelligence without uneasiness, and was little grieved at the death of his uncle, a disagreement having existed between them. Finding himself unable to manage affairs, Thrace being ravaged by the Barbarians, as were likewise Pannonia and Moesia, and the towns upon the Rhine being infested by the neighbouring Barbarians without controul, he chose for his associate in the empire, Theodosius, who was a native of a town called Cauca, in the part of Spain called Hispania Callaecia, and who possessed great knowledge and experience of military affairs. Having given him the government of Thrace and the eastern provinces, Gratian himself proceeded to the west of Gaul, in order, if possible, to compose affairs in that quarter. . . .

While the affairs of Thrace were, thus situated, those of Gratian were in great perplexity. Having accepted the counsel of those courtiers who usually corrupt the manners of princes, he gave a reception to some fugitives called Alani, whom he not only introduced into his army, but honoured with valuable presents, and confided to them his most important secrets, esteeming his own soldiers of little value. This produced among his soldiers a violent hatred against him, which being gradually inflamed and augmented incited in them a disposition for innovation, and most particulary in that part of them which was in Britain, since they were the most resolute and vindictive. In this spirit they were encouraged by Maximus, a Spaniard, who had been the fellow-soldier of Theodosius in Britain. He was offended that Theodosius should be thought worthy of being made emperor, while he himself had no honourable employment. He therefore cherished the animosity of the soldiers towards the emperor. They were thus easily induced to revolt and to declare Maximus emperor. Having presented to him the purple robe and the diadem, they sailed to the mouth of the Rhine. As the German army, and all who were in that quarter approved of the election, Gratian prepared to contend against Maximus, with a considerable part of the army which still adhered to him. When the armies met, there were only slight skirmishes for five days; until Gratian, |115 perceiving that the Mauritanian cavalry first deserted from him and declared Maximus Augustus, and afterwards that the remainder of his troops by degrees espoused the cause of his antagonist, relinquished all hope, and fled with three hundred horse to the Alps. Finding those regions without defence, he proceeded towards Rhaetia, Noricum, Pannonia, and the Upper Moesia. When Maximus was informed of his route, he was not negligent of the opportunity, but detached Andragathius, commander of the cavalry, who was his faithful adherent, in pursuit of Gratian. This officer followed him with so great speed, that he overtook him when he was passing the bridge at Sigidunus, and put him to death.
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1eu Theodosius23 views379-395

AE4

Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG
VOT V MVLT X within wreath, ASISC in ex

RIC 29d

Zosimus recorded: [Valentinian] commanded some legions from the stations in Pannonia and Moesia, to embark for Africa [to crush a rebellion]. On this the Sarmatians and the Quadi. . . , availing themselves, of the opportunity afforded by the departure of the legions for Africa, invaded the Pannonians and Moesians. . . . The barbarians therefore revenged themselves by plundering all the country along the Ister, carrying off all that they found in the towns. The Pannonians were by these means exposed to the cruelty of the barbarians, while the soldiers were extremely negligent in the defence of their towns, and committed as much mischief as the Barbarians themselves in all places on this side of the river. But Moesia was free from harm, because Theodosius, who commanded the forces there, courageously resisted the Barbarians, and routed them when they attacked him. By that victory he not only acquired great renown, but subsequently attained the imperial dignity. . . .

When the affairs of the empire were reduced to this low condition, Victor, who commanded the Roman cavalry, escaping the danger with some of his troops, entered Macedon and Thessaly. From thence he proceeded into Moesia and Pannonia, and informed Gratian, who was then in that quarter, of what had occurred, and of the loss of the emperor [Valens] and his army. Gratian received the intelligence without uneasiness, and was little grieved at the death of his uncle, a disagreement having existed between them. Finding himself unable to manage affairs, Thrace being ravaged by the Barbarians, as were likewise Pannonia and Moesia, and the towns upon the Rhine being infested by the neighbouring Barbarians without controul, he chose for his associate in the empire, Theodosius, who was a native of a town called Cauca, in the part of Spain called Hispania Callaecia, and who possessed great knowledge and experience of military affairs. Having given him the government of Thrace and the eastern provinces, Gratian himself proceeded to the west of Gaul, in order, if possible, to compose affairs in that quarter. . . .

During the stay of the new emperor, Theodosius, at Thesslonica, a great concourse arrived there from all parts of persons soliciting him on business, both public and private; who having obtained of him whatever he could conveniently grant, returned, to their homes. As a great multitude of the Scythians beyond the Ister, the Gotthi, and the Taiphali, and other tribes that formerly dwelt among them, had crossed the river, and were driven to infest the Roman dominions, because the Huns, had expelled them from their own country, the emperor Theodosius prepared for war with all his forces. . . . The army having made this good use of the occasion afforded by fortune, the affairs of Thrace, which had been on the brink of ruin, were now, the Barbarians being crushed beyond all hope, re-established in peace. . . .

Meanwhile, the emperor Theodosius, residing in Thessalonica, was easy of access to all who wished to see him. Having commenced his reign in luxury and indolence, he threw the magistracy into disorder, and increased the number of his military officers. . . . As he squandered the public money without consideration, bestowing it on unworthy persons, he consequently impoverished himself. He therefore sold the government of provinces to any who would purchase them, without regard to the reputation or ablity of the persons, esteeming him the best qualified who brought him the most gold or silver. . . .

Maximus, who deemed his appointments inferior to his merits, being only governor of the countries formerly under Gratian, projected how to depose the young Valentinian from the empire. . . . This so much surprised Valentinian, and rendered his situation so desperate, that his courtiers were alarmed lest he should be taken by Maximus and put to death. He, therefore, immediately embarked,and sailed to Thessalonica with his mother Justina. . . . [A]rriving at Thessalonica, they sent messengers to the emperor Theodosius, intreating him now at least to revenge the injuries committed against the family of Valentinian. . . . The emperor, being delivered from this alarm, marched with great resolution with his whole army against Maximus. . . . Theodosius, having passed through Pannonia and the defiles of the Appennines, attacked unawares the forces of Maximus before they were prepared for him. A part of his army, having pursued them with the utmost speed, forced their way through the gates of Aquileia, the guards being too few to resist them. Maximus was torn from his imperial throne while in the act of distributing money to his soldiers, and being stripped of his imperial robes, was brought to Theodosius, who, having in reproach enumerated some of his crimes against the commonwealth, delivered him to the common executioner to receive due punishment. . . . The emperor Theodosius, having consigned Italy, Spain, Celtica, and Libya to his son Honorius, died of a disease on his journey towards Constantinople.
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400-344 BC - Pharsalos, Thessaly - Sear 2192v - Hemidrachm50 viewsPharsalos, Thessaly
Date: 400-344 BC
Denomination: Hemidrachm
Condition: Fine

Obverse: Head of Athena right, in close-fitting crested helmet.

Reverse: Horse's head right, Φ A P Σ around.

Sear 2192v; BMC 7, 14 & Pl IX, #12; SNG Cop 222/3
2.83g; 15.4mm; 0°
Pep
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453 THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian AE21 Diassarion Athena standing23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 453; BCD Thessalien cf 951.6; SNG Cop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127; BMC 77 (pag. 7)

Magistrate Oul. Nikomachos (strategos)

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
laureate and draped bust right, with small aegis

Rev. monogram and OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

5.86 gr
20.5 mm
6h
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453 THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian AE21 Diassarion Athena standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 453; BCD Thessalien cf 951.6; SNG Cop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127; BMC 77 (pag. 7)

Magistrate Oul. Nikomachos (strategos)

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
laureate and draped bust right, with small aegis

Rev. monogram and OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

3.46 gr
21 mm
6h
okidoki
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454 THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian Ae 21 Diassarion Athena standing21 viewsReference.
RPC III, 454; SNGCop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127

Magistrate Oul. Nikomachos (strategos)

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
Laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. (monogram) OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

3.74 gr
21 mm
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ACHAIA, Aigieon. 37-31 BC.68 viewsAE hexachalkon (5.67 g)
Theoxios and Kletaios, magistrates.
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Zeus standing right, holding eagle on outstretched arm and preparing to cast thunderbolt; ΘEOΞIOΣ KΛHTAIOΣ around. Kroll, Bronze 2; BCD Peloponnesos 436.

Located along the northern coast of the Peloponnesos, Achaia was a narrow territory between Sicyon and Elis. One theory suggests that Achaia’s original inhabitants were driven to the area from Achaia Phthoitis, which itself was located across the Gulf of Corinth in southern Thessaly. A number of prehistoric and Mycenaean ruins in the western part of the Achaia indicate that the district was long inhabited, even into remote antiquity. Twelve city-states were located there: Aigai, Aigira, Aigion, Bura, Dyme, Helike, Olenos, Patrai, Pherai, Pelene, Rhypes, and Tritaia. Achaian colonies were established in Magna Graecia at Kroton, Kaulonia, Metapontion, and Sybaris. From the mid-5th century onward, much of the history of Achaia is interconnected with the Achaian League.
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Achaia, Dyme, ca. 300-250 BC, Ć Dichalkon10 viewsVeiled head of Demeter right.
ΔY within wreath with ties to left.

HGC 5, 37 (R1); BCD Peloponnesos 476; BMC 2; Traite 834, MG 29; SNG Copenhagen (Phliasia) 145.

(16 mm, 2.18 g, 8h).
Classical Numismatic Group, February 2009; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); found in Thessaly according to BCD collection tag.

Minor softness on reverse.
Very rare, less than a dozen specimens known.
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Akarnania8 viewsAKARNANIA, Federal Coinage. Circa 300-167 BC. Ć . Helmeted head of Athena left / Head of a man-headed bull (Achelous) left; t. SNG Copenhagen 423; BMC Thessaly pg. 170, 21. ecoli
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AKARNANIA: Leukas12 viewsAKARNANIA. Leukas. Ae (Circa 338-280 BC), 5.99 g, 21 mm.. Obv: Chimera walking left, monogram below. Rev: Head of river god Acheloos left, monogram behind. BMC Thessaly, p. 175, no. 19, BCD Akarnania 236; MSP I, 467 (this coin illustrated).

Pecunem, Auction 16, lot 205.
Molinari
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Akarnanian League60 viewsAE 20, 5.68g, Akarnanian Federal Coinage, Thyreeion Mint, c. 250 BC. Obv: Athena to left in helm. Rev: Acheloios as a man-faced bull facing left. Dark green patina with some earthen encrustation. SNG Cop 423; BMC Thessaly p. 170, no. 21-4; BCD Akarnania 41-3; MSP I, 460.Molinari
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Alexander (dynast) - Pherai5 viewsAE Chalkous
369-359 BC
forepart of butting bull right
forepart of horse right
AΛEΞAN / ΔPOY
BCD Thessaly II 708.2; HGC 4, 584

ex Naumann
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Ancient Greek / HESSALY /Larissa53 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.
Sam
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Aphrodite and Ares on Cilician AR Stater of Satrap Pharnabazos161 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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Athena * Protome Horse - Pharsalos, Thessaly – AR Hemidrachm * 480-450 BC.71 views
Athena * Horse head - Pharsalos, silver half-drachm.

Obv: Athena in Attic-styled crested helmet facing right.
Rev: Protome of horse facing right within incuse square. ΦΑΡ, vertical in right field.

Exergue: None

Mint: Pharsalos
Struck: 480-450 BC.

Size: 14.64 x 12.80 (oblong flan)
Weight: 2.65 gms.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Beautifully worn.

Refs:*
SNG Cop. 218
Sear, GC. Vol. I, p. 209; 2187

Status: TCJH, Private Collection
Tiathena
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Atrax, Thessaly, Circ. B.C. 400-344.34 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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BOEOTIA, Thebes171 viewsIn the late 6th century BC the Thebans were brought for the first time into hostile contact with the Athenians, who helped the small village of Plataea to maintain its independence against them, and in 506 repelled an inroad into Attica. The aversion to Athens best serves to explain the unpatriotic attitude which Thebes displayed during the Persian invasion of Greece (480–479 BC). Though a contingent of 700 was sent to Thermopylae and remained there with Leonidas until just before the last stand when they surrendered to the Persians[1], the governing aristocracy soon after joined King Xerxes I of Persia with great readiness and fought zealously on his behalf at the battle of Plataea in 479 BC. The victorious Greeks subsequently punished Thebes by depriving it of the presidency of the Boeotian League, and an attempt by the Spartans to expel it from the Delphic amphictyony was only frustrated by the intercession of Athens.

In 457 Sparta, needing a counterpoise against Athens in central Greece, reversed her policy and reinstated Thebes as the dominant power in Boeotia. The great citadel of Cadmea served this purpose well by holding out as a base of resistance when the Athenians overran and occupied the rest of the country (457–447). In the Peloponnesian War the Thebans, embittered by the support which Athens gave to the smaller Boeotian towns, and especially to Plataea, which they vainly attempted to reduce in 431, were firm allies of Sparta, which in turn helped them to besiege Plataea and allowed them to destroy the town after its capture in 427 BC. In 424 at the head of the Boeotian levy they inflicted a severe defeat upon an invading force of Athenians at the Battle of Delium, and for the first time displayed the effects of that firm military organization which eventually raised them to predominant power in Greece.

After the downfall of Athens at the end of the Peloponnesian War the Thebans, finding that Sparta intended to protect the states which they desired to annex, broke off the alliance. In 404 they had urged the complete destruction of Athens, yet in 403 they secretly supported the restoration of its democracy in order to find in it a counterpoise against Sparta. A few years later, influenced perhaps in part by Persian gold, they formed the nucleus of the league against Sparta. At the battles of Haliartus (395) and Coronea (394) they again proved their rising military capacity by standing their ground against the Spartans. The result of the war was especially disastrous to Thebes, as the general settlement of 387 stipulated the complete autonomy of all Greek towns and so withdrew the other Boeotians from its political control. Its power was further curtailed in 382, when a Spartan force occupied the citadel by a treacherous coup-de-main. Three years later the Spartan garrison was expelled, and a democratic constitution definitely set up in place of the traditional oligarchy. In the consequent wars with Sparta the Theban army, trained and led by Epaminondas and Pelopidas, proved itself the best in Greece. Some years of desultory fighting, in which Thebes established its control over all Boeotia, culminated in 371 in a remarkable victory over the pick of the Spartans at Leuctra. The winners were hailed throughout Greece as champions of the oppressed. They carried their arms into Peloponnesus and at the head of a large coalition permanently crippled the power of Sparta. Similar expeditions were sent to Thessaly and Macedon to regulate the affairs of those regions.

However the predominance of Thebes was short-lived; the states which she protected refused to subject themselves permanently to her control, and the renewed rivalry of Athens, which had joined with Thebes in 395 in a common fear of Sparta, but since 387 had endeavoured to maintain the balance of power against her ally, prevented the formation of a Theban empire. With the death of Epaminondas at Mantinea in 362 the city sank again to the position of a secondary power. In a war with the neighbouring state of Phocis (356–346) it could not even maintain its predominance in central Greece, and by inviting Philip II of Macedon to crush the Phocians it extended that monarch's power within dangerous proximity to its frontiers. A revulsion of feeling was completed in 338 by the orator Demosthenes, who persuaded Thebes to join Athens in a final attempt to bar Philip's advance upon Attica. The Theban contingent lost the decisive battle of Chaeronea and along with it every hope of reassuming control over Greece. Philip was content to deprive Thebes of her dominion over Boeotia; but an unsuccessful revolt in 335 against his son Alexander was punished by Macedon and other Greek states by the severe sacking of the city, except, according to tradition, the house of the poet Pindar.

BOEOTIA, Thebes. Circa 395-338 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 11.98 gm). Boeotian shield / Amphora; magistrate AM-FI. Hepworth, "The 4th Century BC Magistrate Coinage of the Boiotian Confederacy," in Nomismatika Xronika (1998), 2; BMC Central Greece -. Fine.

Ex-Cng eAuction 105, Lot: 34 225/200

2 commentsecoli
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Bronze Dichalkon from Larissa10 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
chuy1530
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Bull Wrestling Drachm38 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: 270ş; 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.
6 commentsTracy Aiello
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Centaur187 views THESSALY, THE MAGNETES

O: Laur. head of Zeus, L
R: The Centaur Cheiron prancing R

196 - 146 BC

AE 20mm 9.24 g
laney
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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.
Jason T
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Domitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 CE.200 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Ć 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.
EmpressCollector
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Domitian, AD 81-9617 viewsTHESSALY, Thessalian League.

1 Assarion, 19.86 mm (7.92 gm).

ΔOMITIANON KAIΣAPA ΘEΣΣAΛOI, laureate head of Domitian right / ΔOMITIAN ΣEBAΣΣTHN, draped bust of Domitia right. Struck AD 81-96.

RPC II, 277; BCD, 1407 (this coin); Rogers, 88.

From the BCD collection.
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EB0031 Larissa / Horse14 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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EB0267 Zeus / Centaur3 viewsThessaly, Magnetes, AE 20, 196-146 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: MAΓN/HTΩN, Centaur walking right holding branch.
References: Cf. BCD 419.9; BMC-7.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 5.971g.
Ex: Dr. Roberts collection.
EB
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Elis, Olympia, 340-330 BC, Ć Dichalkon8 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right.
Eagle standing right, with wings closed; F-A across field, ΔI below, all within olive wreath.

BCD Peloponnesos 655; BCD Olympia 287 (same dies); HGC 5, 528 (incorrectly attributed as BCD Peloponessos 287) (R2); BMC 143.

(15 mm, 2.70 g, 2h).
Classical Numismatic Group, December 2008; ex- BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); found in Thessaly according to BCD collection tag.

Amongst the first Elean bronze issues. Rare, only a few dozen known.
n.igma
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Epiros, Ambrakia, SNG Copenhagen 231 viewsAmbrakia, 238-168 BC
AE 18, 4.97g, 18.25mm, 30°
obv. Head of Dione, veiled and laureate, r.
rev. A - M / B - R
Obelisk of Apollo Agyeios with two-stage base and peak, all wizhin laurel wreath
ref. SNG Copenhagen 23; SNG München 525; SNG Evelpidis 1770; BMC Thessaly p.94, 5
F+, green patina, some corrosion

Dione was Aphrodite's mother.
Jochen
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Facing Head of Larissa14 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx, 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: 135ş; 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 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.
1 commentsTracy Aiello
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Greece9 viewsGreece - Central, Peloponnesos, Crete & The Cyclades.
Thessaly, Akarnania, Boeotia, Euboia, Attica, Corinthia, Sikyonia, Peloponnesos, Argolis, Phokaia, Arkadia, Lokris.
1 commentsChristian T
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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 - Thessaly, Thessalian League AE16 - 196-146 BC29 viewsobv:Head of Pallas Athene right
rev: Horse trotting right, above ΘΕΣΣΑ
ref: BMC 2, SG 2235
3.36g, 16mm
berserker
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GREEK, Helios, Thessaly Rhodian Mercenaries AR Drachm circa 172-168 BC 18mm 2.66g 12h40 viewsHead of Hellos facing slightly right. Rev rose with bud to rightGrant H
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus AR Drachm146 viewsThird Macedonian War. Hermias magistrate. Minted in Thessaly. 171-170 BC.
Obv.: Head of Helios facing.
Rev.: Rose with bud to right.
SNG Keckman 795.
3 commentsMinos
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GREEK, Phalanna, Thessaly, AE 1939 viewsAe19, 4.89 gm, 18.7 mm, 355-345 BC, Sear (GC)
Obv: Anepigraphic with short haired male head, right. T behind.
Rev: ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ
Head of the nymph Phalanna, right, with hair in sakkos.
Massanutten
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GREEK, Thessalian League Apollo Drachm77 views196-146 B.C.
4.15 gm, 18.5 mm
Obv: 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
Sear 2234 var.; BMC Thessaly p.4, 36-37; (SNG Cop 300)
Jaimelai
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa AR Drachm circa 400-380 BC 19mm 6.16g 8h36 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 !364 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 drachm69 viewsObverse: Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing to the left.
Reverse: Horse grazing right.
Optimus
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GREEK, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm60 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. 12h29 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 5.99g12h22 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 11h33 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 7h19 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 6h27 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 Trihemiobol28 viewsSamll and a bit worn but very, very charming. I love it :-)Optimus
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GREEK, THESSALY, Pagasai, 400-350 BC60 viewsPagasai, 400-350 BC

Hemiobol, 0,36 g

BCD 1223
1 commentsiolkia
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GREEK, Thessaly, Pharsalos, silver obol22 viewsStruck late 5th century B.C.
The obverse with the head of Athena facing right, wearing crested Attic helmet.
The reverse with horses head facing right, the legend reads : 'THA' - 'Of Pharsalos.
Diameter: 10 mm Weight: 0.85 g
superflex
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Greek, Thessaly, Scotussa, (360-344 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 256, Bunch of grapes on vine branch, Rare!!!,441 viewsThessaly, Scotussa, (360-344 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 256, Bunch of grapes on vine branch, Rare!!!,
avers: Head of nymph faceing.
revers: ΣΚΟΤΟΥΣΣΑΙ-ΩΝ, Bunch of grapes on vine branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 7,89g, axes:5 h,
mint: Thessaly, Scotussa, date: 360-344 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 256, Rogers 543,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Greek-SCOTUSSA-Thessaly_AR-Hemidrachm_Horse_Corn-grain-in-husk_SKO_SNG-Cop-251_450-400-BC_Rare_Q-001_axis-5h_14-16,5mm_2,80g-s.jpg
Greek, Thessaly, Scotussa, (c.450-400 BC.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 251, ΣΚΟ, Corn grain in husk, Rare!313 viewsThessaly, Scotussa, (c.450-400 BC.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 251, ΣΚΟ, Corn grain in husk, Rare!
avers: Forepart of horse right.
revers: Corn grain in husk, ΣKO; all within incuse square.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 14-16,5 mm, weight: 2,80g, axes: 5h,
mint: Skotussa, Thessaly, date: 450-400 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-251,
Q-001
quadrans
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GREEK, Thessaly, Thessalian League16 viewsThessaly, Thessalian League, c. 196 - 27 B.C.
Bronze (AE) Thessaly mint, 6.55 grams, 19 mm,
Obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse ΘEΣΣAΛΩN,
Reverse Athena Itonia advancing right, holding shield and wielding spear
superflex
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GREEK, Thessaly, Thessalian League, 196-146 B.C.55 viewsThessalian League, 196-146 B.C.
OBV: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
REV: Horse prancing right, monograms around.
ancientcoins
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GREEK, Thessaly, Thessalian League, 196-146 B.C.43 viewsThessalian League, 196-146 B.C.
OBV: Head of Apollo right.
REV: Athena Itonia right with shield and spear, monograms around.
ancientcoins
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GS Thessaly, Larissa, 395-344 BC146 viewsSilver drachm, 18mm, 6.01g, VF / Fair
Head of Larissa, ľ 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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Gyrton, Thessaly Dichalkon13 viewsAE Dichalkon
Size: 18 mm, Weight: 5.21 grams, Die Axis: 6h

Gyrton, Thessaly
Mid 4th century BCE

Obverse: Bare Head of hero Gyrton to left of head of bridled horse, both facing right.

Reverse: Head of the nymph Gyrtone facing right

Ex Ken Dorney 2018, Ex CNG eAuction 392 2017, part of lot 165, Ex the BCD Collection with his ticket indicating purchase in 1992
1 commentsPharsalos
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Gyrton, Thessaly, Greece, c. 350-330 B.C.12 viewsGyrton, Thessaly, Greece, c. 350-330 B.C. Bronze dichalkon, Rogers 228; BCD Thessaly 1052; BCD Thessaly II 83.4; SNG Cop 57, BMC Thessaly p. 20, 1 var.(nymph right), VF, corrosion, Gyrton mint, weight 4.818g, maximum diameter 17.7mm; obverse head of the hero Gyrton right, head and neck of bridled horse right before him; reverse ΓYPTΩNION, head of nymph Gyrtone left, her hair bound in a roll and wearing an earring and a necklace; ex Roma Numismatics e-sale 12 (1 Nov 2014), lot 259; ex Frank James Collection; raremjabrial
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Hadrian, Thessalian league, Athena Ionia, AE2125 views21mm, 4.95g
obv: AΔPIANON KAICAP AΘECCA&Lambda,OI; laureate head (with slight drapery?) right;
rev: OX NI-KO MAXOY; Athena Ionia right

Lindgren II 1415; BMC 7 #77
areich
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Halos - AE dichalkon11 views3rd century BC
laureate head of Zeus right
Phrixos on ram right, cloak flying
AΛE_Ω_N
BCD Thessaly II 86.4 corr., SNG Cop 64 var., Rogers 242 var.
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Halos, Thessaly23 views3rd Century B.C.
Bronze Chalkos
1.80 gm, 14.1 mm
Obv: Laureate and bearded head of Zeus Laphystios right
Rev: AΛE−Ω−N (counterclockwise starting lower left, N retrograde), Phrixos clinging to ram right, holding on to ram's head, nude but for cloak flying behind like wings
HGC 4, p.7, 10 var.;
Rogers 242 var.;
BMC Thessaly p.45, 1058 var.;
BCD Thessaly II 86.4 var.
BMC 7, p.13, 4 var.;
[SNG Cop 64 var.]

Ex Forvm GB74494
Jaimelai
Philoctetes_Homolion_Thessaly.jpg
Homolion, Thessaly, Mid 4th Century B.C.9 viewsBronze dichalkon, SNG Cop 70; Rogers 261 var (same); BCD Thessaly II 93.2 var (snake head left); Weber 2814 var (same), F/aF, corrosion, 5.354g, 18.9mm, 180o, Homolion mint, c. 300 BC; obverse head of Philoktetes right, wearing pilos; reverse OMOL/IKON, coiled serpent, erect head left; very rare with snake head left; ex Roma Numismatics e-sale 12 (1 Nov 2014), lot 262; ex Frank James Collection; ex CNG e-auction 202 14 January 2009, lot 38; very rare.mjabrial
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Julia Domna, Thessaly32 viewsJulia Domna, Augusta, AD 193-217
THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly
Ć Tetrassarion; 9.69g; 26mm
IOYΛIA ΔOMNA • CЄ •
draped bust right; crescent on far shoulder

KOINON ΘЄCCAΛΩN
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm

Burrer, MA-G 38; Rogers 103, fig. 40
Wildwinds example
1 commentsRobin Ayers
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Kierion, Thessaly, c. Early - Mid 4th Century B.C.12 viewsBronze chalkous, 2.581g, 14.8mm, 315o, Kierion mint, c. Early - Mid 4th Century B.C.
Obv: Bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus) right, fillet binding his hair.
Rev: KIERIE/[IWN] (retrograde), the nymph Arne kneeling right on right knee, looking left, her torso bare, leaning on right hand on the ground, tossing astragaloi with left.
Ref: cf. BCD Thessaly II 107.4; Rogers 173a; SNG Cop 35; BMC Thessaly p. 15, 1; SNG Evelpidis 1516.
aVF
Rare
mjabrial
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Kingdom of Thrace. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm178 viewsCirca 297-281 B.C. AR Tetradrachm, Thompson 59, Müller 88 (Sestus mint), 17.146g, maximum diameter 31.2mm, die axis 0o, Mysia, Lampsacus mint. Obverse diademed head of Alexander the Great wearing the horn of Ammon. Reverse Athena seated left on prow, Nike crowning name in extended right, transverse spear resting against right side, resting left arm on shield behind, KA monogram inner left, herm outer left. gVF. Nice style, beautiful portrait of Alexander.

Ex Otakirak Collection. Ex Stack's, Bowers and Ponterio NYINC Auction 2012, lot 194. Ex FORVM.

Lysimachos, a Macedonian of great physical strength and fortitude, rose to prominence as a σωματοφύλαξ, or “bodyguard” for Alexander the Great. When Alexander’s territories were parceled out during the settlement at Babylon in 323 BC, Lysimachos was given control of Thrace, the Chersonese, and the intervening Black Sea coast. Unfortunately, much of this territory was no longer under Macedonian control, but was claimed by various Thracian tribes. Although Lysimachos was involved to some extent in the early wars of the Diadochs, most of his early years as satrap were preoccupied with subduing the Thracian tribes, an endeavor that was largely unsuccessful. By the time he assumed the royal title in 306/5 BC, his kingdom consisted of little more than the southern portions of Thrace. While this territory included a few already active mints, such as Ainos and Byzantion, Lysimachos was forced to depend on his ally Kassander, the king of Macedon, for coinage, as the sources of bullion were under the control of his enemies. This situation changed in 302 BC, when Lysimachos raised an army at the urging of Kassander and invaded Asia Minor, territory which Antigonos I Monophthalmos controlled, and whose son, Demetrios I Poliorketes, was threatening Kassander’s southern flank in Thessaly. Lysimachos quickly captured much of the Hellespont, and he penetrated as far as Lydia. This territory was rich with both silver bullion and mint cities, including Alexandria Troas, Ephesos, Lampsakos, Magnesia, and Sardis. Lysimachos used these mints to begin striking coinage on his behalf, while at the same time, he apparently sent bullion back to Thrace, where Lysimacheia and Sestos also began to produce coinage for him. These mints initially struck coins of Alexander type for Lysimachos, but later changed to the new Lysimachos type in 297 BC. After Lysimachos and Seleukos I defeated the Antigonids at Ipsos in 301 BC, most of western Asia Minor passed to Lysimachos. He now held some of the most prosperous cities in the Aegean, and soon most of the well-established mints were striking coinage in his name. Many of these same mints were required to pay large sums of tribute in order to fund further campaigns of expansion. One such object of expansion was Macedon, the ultimate goal of all the Diodochs. Since the death of Kassander in 298 BC, it had fallen into chaos and was eventually captured by Demetrios, who was, in turn, driven out by the joint invasion of Lysimachos and Pyrrhos in 288 BC. Initially, Macedon was split between the two, with Lysimachos taking the eastern half and its mint of Amphipolis. By 285 BC, when Lysimachos also obtained the western half from Pyrrhos, Pella also began producing coinage for Lysimachos. His successes, however, were short-lived. Beginning in 284 BC with the murder of his step-sons, Lysimachos became involved in a treacherous game of political and dynastic intrigue. As a result, revolt broke out among the Asian cities under his control, and Seleukos I launched an invasion against him. At the battle of Korupedion in 281 BC, Lysimachos was killed, and his kingdom was subsumed into the Seleukid empire. Ptolemy Keraunos, however, siezed Lysimachos’ European territories after he murdered Seleukos I later that year. Edward T. Newell’s study of Lysimachos’ lifetime issues arranged them according to the territorial expansion of his kingdom. Unfortunately, Newell died before completing his study, and consequently many issues are missing from Margaret Thompson’s survey of his unfinished work. The many ‘unpublished’ coins that have appeared over the past two decades reveal how little is known about Lysimachos’ coinage. Although most catalogs list these unpublished coins as posthumous issues, this is unlikely, as most of his mint cities were taken over by other kingdoms following Lysimachos’ death. The cities that continued to issue his coins as a regular type, such as Byzantion, were mostly ones that regularly conducted trade with cities to the north of Thrace, whose economies were likely dominated by Lysimachos type coinage during his lifetime. A few cities, such as Tenedos, struck brief, sporadic issues of Lysimachos type coins long after his death, but these issues were likely struck for some specific purpose that required this type, and are not part of any regular series. At the beginning of his reign, Lysimachos continued to use Alexander’s coinage types, later modifying them by replacing Alexander’s name with his own. In 297 BC, Lysimachos introduced a new type: the obverse was a portrait of Alexander; the reverse was Athena, Lysimachos’ patron goddess. G.K Jenkins noted the power of the Alexander portrait in his commentary on the Gulbenkian Collection: “The idealized portrait of Alexander introduced on the coinage of Lysimachos in 297 BC is characterized by the horn of Ammon which appears above the ear. The allusion is to Alexander’s famous visit to the oracle of Ammon at the Siwa Oasis in 331, when the god is supposed to have greeted Alexander as ‘My son’.... The best of the Alexander heads on Lysimachos’ coinage...have a power and brilliance of effect that is irresistible. It [is speculated] that these Alexander heads may have derived from an original gem carved by Pyrgoteles, an engraver prominent among the artists of Alexander’s court....” Regardless of the inspiration for the new design, part of the remarkable attraction of this coinage is its artistic variety: each engraver created his own fresh and distinctive portrayal of the world’s greatest conqueror. (Commentary courtesy of CNG).
6 commentsJason T
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KINGS of MACEDON, Antigonos II Gonatas 38 views277/6-239 BC, struck after 270 BC
AR Tetradrachm
31mm, 17.06 g
Amphipolis mint
Obverse: head of Pan in center of Macedonian shield, lagobolon over shoulder; shield decorated with stars within crescents
Reverse: BASILEWS ANTIGONOU, Athena Alkidemos walking left, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; helmet left, EMP monogram right
SNGCop 1200v, EMP ?
R. Martin, "A Third-Century B.C. Hoard from Thessaly at the ANS," ANSMN 26, 536 (same obv. die).
ex Demetrios Armounta Collection
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Koinon, Thessaly22 viewsPseudo-autonomous
41-54 AD (Time of Claudius)
AE Assarion (17.5mm, 4.18g)
Amtigonos (Strategos)
O: Draped bust of Livia right; ΘEΣΣ-AΛΩN around.
R: Hekate advancing right, holding torch in each hand; monogram to right, ΣTPATHΓANTIΓON-OY around.
RPC I, 1438; BCD Thessaly II, 928
ex Frank Kovacs; ex Mark Breitsprecher
1 commentsEnodia
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Krannon - AE 1410 views350-300 BC
Horseman riding left
Λ E
Bull butting right; trident above

KPAN
Rogers 190; SNG Cop. 42. BCD Thessaly I 1084.2
2,74g
ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Krannon Rogers Thessaly 179 - Bronze AE 1521 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Poseidon right
Reverse [KRA...], horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below
Rogers Thessaly 179, SNG Cop 39, BMC Thessaly 7 corr.
Krannon mint 400-300 BC
Size: 4.836g, 18.0mm, die axis 90o, c. 400 - 300 B.C.
Misc: ex BCD collection with his handwritten round tag, Ex-Forum, found at Krannon
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?param=&vpar=1908&zpg=58337&fld=
ickster
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Krannon, Thessaly46 views350-300 B.C.
Bronze Dichalkon
3.87 gm, 17.0 mm
Obv: Horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys
Rev: K-PA/NNO, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart, crow standing on right wheel
Sear 2073; BMC Thessaly p.16, 4;
BCD Thessaly 1085 var.
[Rogers 194; SNG Cop 44 var.]

Ex-Forum GB49210, Ex-BCD Collection
Jaimelai
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Krannon, Thessaly13 views400-350 B.C.
Bronze Dichalkon
4.80 gm, 17.5 mm
Obv: Laureate head of Poseidon right
Rev.: K−PA−N−NI (clockwise starting at 3:00, P and first reversed), horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys

HGC 4, 384 var.; Sear 2075 var.; BMC Thessaly p.17, 7;
BCD Thessaly 1081.2 var.; BCD Thessaly II 116-117.5, 7-9 var.
[Rogers 182 var.; SNG Cop 39-40 var.]

ex Forvm GB49189, ex BCD Collection
Jaimelai
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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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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, (350 - 300 B.C.)80 viewsĆ Dichalkon
O: Horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys.
R: “KR-AN/NO”, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart.
Krannon mint
4.605
17.4
Rogers Thessaly 197, SNG Cop 43, SGCV I 2073

It was customary in time of drought to take a sacred chariot with Hydria in procession through the City to supplicate Apollo for rain, and if a crow settled on the wheels, that was the sign that Apollo would grant the prayers of the faithful. -- Rev. Edgar Rogers in The Copper Coinage of Thessaly
5 commentsMat
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 350 B.C.16 viewsKrannon, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 350 B.C.
Bronze dichalkon . 5.340g, 19.1mm . Krannon mint .
Obverse : laureate head of Poseidon right .
Reverse : “KR-A” (or similar), horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below .
cf. Rogers 179 ff.; BCD Thessaly 1081.1; SNG Cop 39 - 40; BMC Thessaly p. 17, 7; SCGV 2075 (various ethnic arrangements) .
ex BCD collection
Vladislav D
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, c. 350 - 300 B.C.7 viewsBronze dichalkon, VF, 4.366g, 17.1mm, 315o, Krannon mint, c. 350 - 300 B.C.
Obv: Horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys.
Rev: [K]-PA/NNO, hydria (water carrying vessel) mounted on cart, crow standing on right wheel.
Ref: Rogers 193; BMC Thessaly p. 16, 4 var (KP-A); BCD Thessaly 1085 var (obv K); SNG Cop 44 var (P above); SGCV I 2073.
ex BCD collection with his handwritten round tag. Found at Cholorema (near Halmyros) in Thessaly.
VF
mjabrial
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece, c. 400 - 350 B.C.53 viewsBronze AE 15, Rogers Thessaly 182, SNG Cop 39, BMC Thessaly 7 corr. (Zeus, 300 - 190 B.C.), F, Krannon mint, weight 4.169g, maximum diameter 18.5mm, die axis 315o, c. 400 - 350 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Poseidon right; reverse KPA, horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys, trident below.


Found nr. Pelinna, July 97, Sfr. 35.-
Ex FORVM Auction House
*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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Krannon, Thessaly, Greece. Circa 400-300 B.C. Bronze AE 15, Rogers Thessaly 185; cf. SNG Cop 39-40; cf. BMC Thessaly 7 corr. (Zeus 300 - 190 B.C.) 19 viewsLaureate head of Poseidon right / KP-A, horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys. Krannon mint.
Maximum Diameter: 18.5 mm
Weight: 4.85 g

ex BCD collection
Tag notes: Found at Crannon. G/ui May 1995, SFr. 35.-
TheEmpireNeverEnded
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Krannon; Poseidon/ KPA, horseman, trident below36 viewsThessaly, Krannon, 400-344 B.C. Bronze. 5.2g. 17mm. Obv: Poseidon laureate, right. Rev: KPA, Thessalian horseman, right, trident below. SNG Cop. 39, Rogers 179. Podiceps
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Lamia, Thessaly 400-344 BC, Hemidrachm33 viewsLamia, Thessaly 400-344 BC, Hemidrachm

2.39g

Head of Dionysos left

Amphora "LAMIEWN" prochous to right

SNG Cop 78
Adrian S
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Lamia, Thessaly. 400-344 BC, AR Hemidrachm.16 viewsLamia, Thessaly. 400-344 BC, AR Hemidrachm. Head of young Dionysus left wreathed with iv. / Amphora. ancientone
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Lamia. Circa 400-344 B.C. Æ 14, Philoktetes with bow and bird12 viewsTHESSALY, Lamia. Circa 400-344 BC. Ć 14mm, 1.4g. Helmeted head of Athena right / Philoktetes standing right, drawing bow with arrow; to right, a bird of Lemnos falling above quiver. Georgiou, Mint 16; Rogers 384 (Malia); Moustaka 41; SNG Copenhagen 87-8. Ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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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 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 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, 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 Ł1).

Jaimelai
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Larissa, Thessaly70 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, Thessaly15 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.

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Larissa, Thessaly, 400 - 344 B.C.40 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.
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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
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Nicholas Z
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Larissa, Thessaly, Greece, c. 356 - 342 B.C.6 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.-"
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Macedonian Kingdom, Perseus AR Drachm34 viewsThird Macedonian War. Hermias magistrate. Minted in Thessaly. 171-170 BC.
Obv.: Head of Helios facing.
Rev.: Rose with bud to right.
SNG Keckman 795.
1 commentsMinos
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C., Lifetime Issue126 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Le Rider 233 (D130/R188); SNG ANS 385 ff., VF, Pella, 14.163g, 25.4mm, 225o, 342 - 336 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse "FILIPPOU", naked youth on horse pacing right on horseback holding palm, thunderbolt below; ex CNG 214, 82; very high relief sculptural portrait, nice style, lifetime issue. Ex FORVM.

Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.

Philip II of Macedon (382 BC–336 BC; in Greek Φίλιππος = φίλος (friend) + ίππος (horse), transliterated Philippos) was the King of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination. He was the father of Alexander the Great, Phillip III Arrhidaeus, and possibly Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of King Amyntas III and Eurydice. In his youth, (ca. 368 BC–365 BC) Philip was a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during the Theban hegemony. While a captive there, Philip received a military and diplomatic education from Epaminondas, was involved in a pederastic relationship with Pelopidas and lived with Pammenes, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the Sacred Band of Thebes. In 364 BC, Philip returned to Macedonia. The deaths of Philip's elder brothers, King Alexander II and Perdiccas III, allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC. Originally appointed regent for his infant nephew Amyntas IV, who was the son of Perdiccas III, Philip managed to take the kingdom for himself that same year.

Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success. The hill tribes were broken by a single battle in 358 BC, and Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ohrid. He used the Social War as an opportunity for expansion. In 357 BC, he took the Athenian colony of Amphipolis, which commanded the gold mines of Mount Pangaion. That same year Philip married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians. In 356 BC, Philip conquered the town of Crenides and changed its name to Philippi. Philip also attacked Abdera and Maronea, on the Thracian sea-board. Also in 356 Alexander was born and his race horse won in the Olympics in He took Methone in 354 BC, a town which had belonged to Athens. During the siege of Methone, Philip lost an eye.

Not until his armies were opposed by Athens at Thermopylae in 352 BC did Philip face any serious resistance. Philip did not attempt to advance into central Greece because the Athenians had occupied Thermopylae. Also in 352 BC, the Macedonian army won a complete victory over the Phocians at the Battle of Crocus Field. This battle made Philip tagus of Thessaly, and he claimed as his own Magnesia, with the important harbour of Pagasae.
Hostilities with Athens did not yet take place, but Athens was threatened by the Macedonian party which Philip's gold created in Euboea. From 352 to 346 BC, Philip did not again come south. He was active in completing the subjugation of the Balkan hill-country to the west and north, and in reducing the Greek cities of the coast as far as the Hebrus (Maritza). For the chief of these coastal cities, Olynthus, Philip continued to profess friendship until its neighboring cities were in his hands.

In 349 BC, Philip started the siege of Olynthus. Olynthus at first allied itself with Philip, but later shifted its allegiance to Athens. The Athenians did nothing to help Olynthus. Philip finally took Olynthus in 348 BC and razed the city to the ground. In 346 BC, he intervened effectively in the war between Thebes and the Phocians, but his wars with Athens continued intermittently.

Macedonia and the regions adjoining it having now been securely consolidated, Philip celebrated his Olympic games at Dium. In 347 BC, Philip advanced to the conquest of the eastern districts about the Hebrus, and compelled the submission of the Thracian prince Cersobleptes. Meanwhile, Athens had made overtures for peace, and when Philip, in 346 BC, again moved south, peace was sworn in Thessaly. With key Greek city-states in submission, Philip turned to Sparta; he sent them a message, "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." Their reply was "If." Philip and Alexander would both leave them alone. Later, the Macedonian arms were carried across Epirus to the Adriatic Sea. In 342 BC, Philip led a great military expedition north against the Scythians, conquering the Thracian fortified settlement Eumolpia to give it his name, Philippoupolis (modern Plovdiv).

In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 BC of the city of Byzantium. After unsuccessful sieges of both cities, Philip's influence all over Greece was compromised. However, Philip successfully reasserted his authority in the Aegean by defeating an alliance of Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. He erected a memorial of a marble lion to the Sacred Band of Thebes for their bravery that still stands today. Philip created and led the League of Corinth in 337 BC. Members of the League agreed never to wage war against each other, unless it was to suppress revolution. Philip was elected as leader (hegemon) of the army of invasion against the Persian Empire. In 336 BC, when the invasion of Persia was in its very early stage, Philip was assassinated, and was succeeded on the throne of Macedon by his son Alexander the Great.

Philip’s Assassination

The murder happened in October of 336 BC, at Aegae, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Macedon. The court had gathered there for the celebration of the marriage between Alexander of Epirus and Philip's daughter. While the king was entering unprotected into the town's theatre (highlighting his approachability to the Greek diplomats present), he was killed by Pausanias of Orestis, one of Philip's seven bodyguards. The assassin immediately tried to escape and reach his associates who were waiting for him with horses at the entrance of Aegae. He was pursued by three of Philip's bodyguards and died by their hands.
The reasons for Pausanias' assassination of Phillip are difficult to fully expound, since there was controversy already among ancient historians. The only contemporary account in our possession is that of Aristotle, who states rather tersely that Philip was killed because Pausanias had been offended by the followers of Attalus, the king's father-in-law.

Whatever else that may be written about Philip II it must be recognized that he was responsible for making Macedon the ascendant Greek power. He reorganized the Macedonian army. It was this army that Alexander the Great inherited. Phillip II trained some of Alexander’s best generals: Antigonus Cyclops, Antipater, Nearchus, Parmenion, and Perdiccas.

According to the Greek historian Theopompus of Chios, Europe had never seen a man like king Philip of Macedonia, and he called his history of the mid-fourth century BCE the Philippic History. Theopompus had a point. Not even his better known son Alexander has done so much to change the course of Greek history. Philip reorganized his kingdom, gave it access to the sea, expanded its power so that it could defeat the Achaemenid Empire, and subdued the Greek city-states, which never regained their independence again. To achieve this, he modernized the Macedonian economy, improved the army, and concluded several marital alliances. The result was a superpower with one weakness: it was as strong as its king. When Philip's son Alexander died, the institutions were too weak, and Macedonia never recovered.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Macedon
http://www.livius.org/phi-php/philip/philip_ii.htm
Ed. by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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Macedonian Kingdom, Reign of Perseus 191 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.
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Magnetes, Thessaly39 views196-146 B.C.
Ć 6.20 gm, 20 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus left
Rev.: The Centaur Cheiron standing right wearing chlamys (cloak), holding palm over left shoulder, right arm extended, MAΓNHTΩN to left.
BMC vii p.34, 7; Sear 2138var.
Jaimelai
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Magnetes, Thessaly. 196-146 BC. AE17-20mm13 viewsMagnetes, Thessaly. 196-146 BC.

Obv. Laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev. Centaur standing right, right hand held before him, holding branch in left.

Ref. Rogers 339.
Lee S
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Marcus Aurelius, Caesar 139-161 AD, Augustus 161-180 AD. 20 viewsMarcus Aurelius AE22 mm of the Koinon of Thessaly. M AVP ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right / KIONON QECCALWN, Athena Itonia standing right brandishing javelin & shield. SGI 1553cf. BMC 78 Antonivs Protti
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Nymph Larissa, Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm circa 405-370BC 18mm 6.01g 3h72 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right. Rev horse grazing rightGrant H
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Oitaioi, Thessaly18 views360-344 B.C.
Silver Hemidrachm
2.51 gm, 16.3 mm
Obv: Head of lion left, spear in jaws
Rev.: Herakles standing facing, holding club; OITAΩN (retrograde) to left

*Ex Dave Surber Collection*

Sear 2155;
BMC 7, p.37, 1, 2;
BCD 487;
[SNG Cop 176]
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Pelinna - AE 145 viewsc. 425-350 BC
Horseman left, striking at fallen Hoplite with javelin
Warrior advancing left, holding shield
ΠEΛINNA_ION
Rogers 427; BCD Thessaly 520; SNG Copenhagen 186-7 var
3,00g
ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Pelinna, Thessaly21 views425-400 B.C.
Silver Trihemiobol
1.31 gm, 15 mm
Obv: Horseman galloping left, wearing chlamys and with petasus hanging from neck; holds two lances; boarder of dots
Rev: ΠΕ ΛΛΙ Ν. Warrior left wearing petasus and chiton, holds spear in right, another spear and shield in left; all in incuse square.
Sear 2165
BMC Thessaly p.38, 1
BCD Thessaly II 514
[SNG Cop 185]
Jaimelai
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PERRHAEBI - THESSALY AE 2033 views196-146 BC

AE 20

Obv. Head of Zeus right

Rev. Zeus enthroned right rests on sceptre.PERREBON in greek.In field right SO in greek

ROGERS : THE COPPER COINAGE OF THESSALY 440

CGPCGP
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Phalanna - AE5 viewsc. 400-344 BC
Apollo head right
head of Nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos
ΦAΛANNAIΩN
SNG Cop 203 ff.; BMC Thessaly p. 41, 4 ff.
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Phalanna, region of Thessaly 300 - 190 BC. 14 viewsPhalanna, region of Thessaly 300 - 190 BC.


Obv: Young male head right.

Rev: FALANNAIWN, Head of Nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 4,97 gms. / Material: Ć Bronze

Refs: BMC 4
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Phalanna, Thessaly 29 views400-344 B.C.
Bronze Fraction
1.87 gm, 12-13 mm
Obv: Young male head (Ares or Apollo or Herakles or ?) right.
Rev: Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos, ΦAΛANNAIΩN to right
Sear 2180 var.; BMC 7, p.41, 6 var.; Rogers 453
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Phalanna, Thessaly85 viewscirca 350 BC
AE15 (3.62g)
O: Young male head right.
R: Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos; ΦAΛANNAIΩN above.
SNG Cop 203-05; Rogers 452; Sear 2180v; BMC Thessaly 41,4v
ex M&R Coins
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Phalanna, Thessaly18 views400-343 B.C.
Bronze
3.94 gm, 19 mm
Obverse: Young male head right
Reverse: ΦAΛANNAIΩN
Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos.
Sear vol 1, p. 208, 2180;
BMC 7, p. 41, 6
Jaimelai
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Phalanna, Thessaly22 viewsYoung Male head Right
Nymph of Phalanra Hd r/ Hair in sakkos

From Ebay

ecoli
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Phalanna, Thessaly11 views400-344 B.C.
Bronze Dichalkon
AE 4.94 gm, 18 mm
Obv: Young male head (Ares or Apollo or Herakles or ?) right.
Rev: ΦAΛANNAIΩN around head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos.
Sear 2180;
BMC 7, p. 41 #4-7;
Rogers 446-8;
BCD Thessaly II 578;
HGC 4, 175.
Jaimelai
Phalanna_50.jpg
Phalanna, Thessaly23 views400-344 B.C.
Bronze Unit
AE 4.90 gm, 19.2 mm
Obv: Young male head right.
Rev: ΦAΛANNAIΩN around head of nymph Phalanna right, hair bound in sakkos.
Sear 2180; BMC 7, p. 41 #6
Jaimelai
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Phalanna, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 B.C. AE 19.11 viewsPhalanna, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 B.C. Bronze AE 19 Phalanna mint.
Obv. male head right.
Rev. “ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ”, head of nymph Phalanna to right, hair in sakkos; light thick green patina.
References: SNG Cop 203 - 208.
5.06g, 19mm.
Canaan
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Phalanna. AE16; 400-344 B.C. Head of Apollo; Head of nymph Phalanna8 viewsThessaly, Phalanna. AE 16mm (3.57g) 400-344 B.C.
Head of Apollo right ΦAΛANNAIΩN; Head of nymph Phalanna to right. SNG Cop 203-208; aVF, rough. Ex Gert Boersema.
Podiceps
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Phalanna; male head r./ ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ, head of nymph Phalanna31 viewsPhalanna, Thessaly, Greece, 400 - 344 B.C. Bronze AE 19, SNG Cop 203 - 208, F, Phalanna mint, 5.593g, 16.9mm, 270o, obverse male head right; reverse “ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑΙΩΝ”, head of nymph Phalanna to right, hair in sakkos; dark green patina; Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Pharkadon, region of Thessaly 450 - 400 BC. 14 viewsPharkadon, region of Thessaly 450 - 400 BC.


Obv: Horse pacing right.

Rev: Φ A - P K A clockwise and retrograde, Athena standing left, holding spear, behind, shield resting against tree.

Diameter: 11 mm. / Weight: 0,78 gms. / Material: Silver

Denomination: AR- Obol

Refs: SNG Cop. 216.
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Pharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm71 viewsPharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm

Helmeted head of Athena right "T-Theta" behind her neck

Horsehead right "FARS" around all within an incuse square

SNG Cop 223

2.92g

Ex Aegean
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Pharsalos, Thessaly Hemidrachm32 viewsAR Hemidrachm
Size: 14 mm Weight: 2.91grams Die axis: 9h

Pharsalos, Thessaly
400 – 344 BCE

Obverse: Head of Athena Pallas to right, wearing helmet ornamented with wing. T/IΠ between helmet crest and neck.

Reverse: Head of horse to right, (Φ)A(RΣ) encircling.

Notes:
- The ‘T’ behind the neck is the initial of the engraver Telephantos. IΠ are thought to be the initials of his apprentice.

Ex Central City Coins Brisbane, 2002
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Pharsalos, Thessaly, Hemidrachm27 viewsObv:- Head of Athena right, in crested helmet
Rev:- Horse's head right, Φ-AP to right
Measurements: 2.78g; 16.25mm; 180°
maridvnvm
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Pharsalos; Obol; Athena/ Horse's head10 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos. Circa 400-425 B.C. AR Obol, 14mm, 0.9g. Helmeted head of Athena right /ΦΑΡΣ, Horse's head right.Podiceps
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Pherai, region of Thessaly 404 - 369 BC. 19 viewsPherai, region of Thessaly 404 - 369 BC.


Obv: Head of the nymph Hypereia right.

Rev: FERAI , Lion’s head fountain spouting water right

Diameter: 14 mm. / Weight: 1,92 gms. / Material: Ć Bronze

Refs: Rogers 513; SNG Copenhagen 241.
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Pherai, region of Thessaly 404 - 369 BC. 15 viewsPherai, region of Thessaly 404 - 369 BC.


Obv: Head of the nymph Hypereia right.

Rev: FERAI , Lion’s head fountain spouting water right

Diameter: 11 mm. / Weight: 1,21 gms. / Material: Ć Bronze

Refs: Rogers 513; SNG Copenhagen 241.
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Pherai, region of Thessaly 465 - 460 BC. 14 viewsPherai, region of Thessaly 465 - 460 BC.


Obv: Forepart of horse emerging from rocks right

Rev: Grain ear within incuse square, on both sides ΦE - TA

Diameter: 13 mm. / Weight: 2,49 gms. / Material: Silver

Denomination: AR- Hemidrachm.

Refs: SNG Copenhagen 236 var. (ethnic; Pherai).
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Pherai, Thessaly58 views302-286 BC
AR Hemidrachm (14-16mm, 2.44g)
O: Head of Hekate left, wearing laurel wreath, triple-pendant earring and plain necklace; torch over shoulder.
R: The nymph Hypereia standing left, placing right hand on lion-headed fountain from which water pours; [A]Σ/TO in two lines in wreath to left; ΦEPAIOYN to right.
SNG Cop 239; BCD Thessaly 714; Sear 2204; BMC 7, 20-21
From the BCD collection. ex Auctiones GmbH

... Hekate whom Zeus the son of Kronos honored above all. He gave her splendid gifts, to have a share of the earth and the unfruitful sea. She received honor also in starry heaven, and is honored exceedingly by the deathless gods... For as many as were born of Gaia and Ouranos amongst all these she has her due portion. The son of Kronos did her no wrong nor took anything away of all that was her portion among the former Titan gods: but she holds, as the division was at the first from the beginning, privilege both in earth, and in heaven, and in sea. Also, because she is an only child, the goddess receives not less honour, but much more still, for Zeus honors her.
~ Hesiod (Theogony, 404ff)
2 commentsEnodia
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Pherai, Thessaly15 views404-339 BC
AE Trichalkon (19.5mm, 6.64g)
O: Head of lion right.
R: Hekate riding side-saddle right with head turned back on horse prancing left, holding torches in both hands;
Rogers 517; Weber 2920; Sear 2206
ex Wayne Phillips; ex Ancient Imports

"... Thou mixture rank, of midnight weeds collected,
With Hecate' s ban thrice blasted, thrice infected,
Thy natural magic and dire property,
On wholesome life usurp immediately."
~ William Shakespeare (Hamlet)
Enodia
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Pherai, Thessaly29 views404-369 BC
AE 13 (13.4mm, 1.85g)
O: Wreathed head of Hekate left, wearing triangular pendant earring.
R: Lion head fountain right, spouting water; ΦEPAIOYN around to right.
Rogers 516; BCD Thessaly II 691.2
ex Savoca Coin

"Tender-hearted Hekate, bright coiffed, the daughter of Persaios."
~ Homeric Hymn to Demeter (2)
3 commentsEnodia
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Pherai, Thessaly44 viewsLate 4th century BC
AE14 (14mm, 2.59g)
O: Wreathed head of Hekate right; torch before.
R: Lion's head fountain right, spouting water; fish below, ΦEPAIOYN around to right.
Rogers 514; HGC4, 568; BCD Thessaly II, 691.1
From the BCD collection. ex Ken Dorney

5 commentsEnodia
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Domitian & Domitia, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC 277.211 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,
Q-001
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Skotoussa, Mid 4th century BC.6 viewsTHESSALY, Skotoussa. Mid 4th century BC. Ć Trichalkon (19mm. 8.07g.) Obv: Head of nymph facing slightly right. Rev:ΣΚ[ΟΤΟΥΣΣΑΙ / ΩΝ], grape bunch on vine branch. Rogers 543; BCD Thessaly I 1340; BCD Thessaly II 750; HGC 4, 605.ddwau
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The Magnetes, Thessaly, Greece, c. 140 - 130 B.C.19 viewsBronze tetrachalkon, 8.370g, 20.8mm, 270o, Magnetes' mint, c. 140 - 130 B.C.
Obv: Laureate head of Zeus.
Rev: MAGNHTON, centaur Cheiron standing right, right hand extended, branch in left over shoulder.
Ref: cf. Rogers Thessaly 342; BCD Thessaly II 418.5; Lindgren II 1402; SNG Cop 159.
VF
1 commentsmjabrial
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Thebai, Thessaly22 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19 mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics
3 commentsEnodia
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Thebai, Thessaly8 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics

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Thessalian League39 views196-146 B.C.
Bronze Half Unit
AE 2.87 gm, 14 mm
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev: Athena Itonia standing right, with shield on left arm and about to hurl spear with right
ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides, magistrate's name above spear IΠΠ-[AIT]
BMC Thessaly p.5, 58; SNG Cop 320

Same or similar dies as CNG Auction 97, Lot 37
1 commentsJaimelai
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Thessalian League80 views196-146 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.15 gm, 18.5 mm
Obv: 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
Sear 2234 var.; BMC Thessaly p.4, 36-37; (SNG Cop 300)
5 commentsJaimelai
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Thessalian League28 views196-146 B.C.
Silver Stater (Double Victoriatus)
5.45 gm, 23 mm
Obv: Head of Zeus right wearing oak wreath, [EΠI ANΔPO] ΣΘENOYΣ (struck under Strategos Androsthenes) to left
Rev: Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand with shield on her left arm, AΡ-IΣ above spear, ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides; TO/HΣ-KΛ (Aristokles magistrate) across center field
BMC Thessaly II, 837.3;
Sear 2231 var.;
BMC 7, 1-35 var.;
[SNG Copenhagen 280; McClean 4862]
Jaimelai
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Thessalian League - AE 20 (trichalkon)38 viewsc. 150-100 BC
head of Apollo right
Athena Itonia right throwing spear holding shield
ΘEΣΣA / ΛΩN
ΦIΛOK
A / Σ _ OP
(ΓA)
Rogers 21; Sear #2238; Lindgren II 1413
6,68g 20-18 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Thessalian League AE 9 viewsThessaly , AE bronze, 199-146 BC. Apollo right. Reverse Athena standing right , brandishing a spear and holding a shield. Attributed by Forvm member.Banjaxed
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Thessalian League Stater -- 196-146 BC42 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 Zeus / Athena, Silver Stater82 views
Zeus / Athena AR Stater
Thessaly / Thessalian League
Date: 196-146 BC.

Obverse: Bearded Head of Zeus*, Crowned with Oak-wreath, Facing Right.
Reverse: Thessalian Athena* Itonia (Paus. x. 1. 10) in fighting attitude, Standing Right, Brandishing Spear in Right Hand, Holding Shield on Left Arm.

Weight: 6.1 gms.
Size: 22mm.

* Olympian

2 commentsTiathena
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Thessalian League, BMC 2113 viewsThessalian League, 196-27 BC
AR – Stater, 5.79g, 24.83mm, 0°
struck under strategoi Polyxenos nd Eukolos, c. 44-40 BC
obv. Head of Zeus of Dodona with oak-wreath r.
rev. l. and r. QESSA - LWN
Athena Itonia, in long girded double chiton with Aegis on breast, helmeted, stg. r., holding with l. hand shield horizontally upwards and in raised r. hand spear ready for thrust
above spear [P]OLY – ZEN[OY]
in ex. EVKOLO[S]
ref. SNG Copenhagen 291; BMC Thessaly 21; BCD 878.1
VF, toned
Jochen
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Thessalian League, Thessaly, Dichalkon, ΘΕΣ-ΣΑΛΩΝ9 viewsAE Dichalkon
Greek Provincial
Thessalian League, Thessaly
Magistrate Mnesimachos
Issued: Late 2nd to Mid 1st Centuries BC
18.0mm
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Athena, right, in crested Corinthian helmet.
R: ΘΕΣ-ΣΑΛΩΝ; Horse trotting, right; grain of ear standing upright in right field.
Exergue: Obverse: MNH, above helmet.
BCD Thessaly II 904.3
The Time Machine
ANA Show Rosemont, IL 2013 4/30/17
Nicholas Z
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Thessalian League, Thessaly, Greece, c. 196 - 27 B.C.65 viewsThessalian League, Thessaly, Greece, c. 196 - 27 B.C.

Bronze AE 18, BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328?? , Thessaly mint, IPP[A]/TAS, helmeted head of Athena right; reverse QES-S-LWN, horse trotting right

new photo
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Thessalian League, Thessaly; Domitian9 viewsThessaly, Thessalian League. Domitian, with Domitia. A.D. 81-96. Ć diassarion (19 mm, 5.37 g, 6 h). ΔOMITIANON KAICAPA ΘECCAΛOI, laureate head of Domitian right; star before neck / ΔOMITIAN CEBAΣTHN, draped bust of Domitia right. Burrer emission 2, 53 (A16/R43?); BCD Thessaly II 947; cf. Rogers 89 (direction of legends); RPC 284. Fine, green patina.

The types of the Thessalian League bronzes of Domitian with Domitia come in several minor varieties: with and without a star in the obverse right field, the direction of the legend, and the form of the Greek letter sigma (Σ, lunate C, angular C). This coin has the star in the obverse field, the normal left-to-right direction of the legend, and angular Cs with the exception of the second sigma in Domitia's titlature, where it appears as a normal Σ. Unless it has been tooled, which it does not appear to have been, then this is a new variety of this type (or perhaps better described as an error of an old variety). Unfortunately the reverse die photographed in Burrer, R43, is too poorly preserved to shed any light on this legend anomaly.
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Thessalian League.4 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.3 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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Thessalian League. Zo– and Poly–, magistrates. 4 viewsAR Drachm
17mm, 3.88 grams
Mid-late 2nd century BC
Laureate head of Apollo right; monogram to left
ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN, Athena Itonia right; Π-O/Λ-Y across central field.
BCD Thessaly II 817 (same dies)
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Thessalian League; AE17; Athena/ horse trotting, right, ΘΕΣ ΣΑΛΩΝ16 viewsThessaly, Thessalian Confederacy, 200-100 B.C. Bronze. 4,7g. 17mm. Obv. ΝΥΣ-ΣΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ, Head of Athena, right. Rev.: horse trotting, right, ΘΕΣ ΣΑΛΩΝ. SNG Copenhagen 324; Rogers p23, 45v (corn); Winterthur 1740. Podiceps
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Thessalian League; AE20; Apollo/ Athena Itonia, right, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ15 viewsThessaly, Thessalian Confederacy, 196 - First Century B.C. Bronze. 7g. 20mm. Obv. Apollo, right. Rev.: Athena Itonia, right, ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ. Sng. Cop.: 313. Podiceps
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Thessaly43 viewsThessalian League 196-27 BC
Drachm 44-40 BC

Obverse:Laureate head of Apollo right;ΓΛΥΑΝΑ magistrates name behind
Reverse:ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ to sides;Athena Itonia advancing right holding shield and brandishing spear;ΠΟΛΥ magistrates name to sides

17.50mm 3.89gm

BMC Thessally page 4 - 36; SNG Cop 300
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Thessaly 71 viewsThessalian League 196-27 BC
Silver Stater

Obverse:Laureate head of Zeus right
Reverse:ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ ;Athena advancing right,bearing raised spear and shield

21.91mm 6.17gm

Sear 2233
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Thessaly11 viewsAE 25mm
Thessaly
KOINΩN ΘECCAΛΩN
SNG Cop 355var
mauseus
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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 - Lamia26 viewsAR obol
c.400-344 BC
O - Head of Dionysos left
R - ΛAMIЄΩN
Amphora, vine above
BMC 4
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Thessaly - Larissa23 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 - Thessalian Confederacy 196-146BC AE15mm (4.2). 43 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Athena right
Reverse: QES-SALWN above and below bridled horse trotting right. 3320

History of Thessalian League
The Thessalian League/confederacy was made up of several cities in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. This area was completely surrounded by mountains and isolated except for a few passes. It was one of the few areas of Greece self-sufficient in grain and produced livestock and horses. Thessaly had the best calvary in Greece. The league was frequently weakened by intercity rivalries and lost its strength in the 5th century BC. The league was re-established in 374 BC by the tyrant Jason. He was assassinated in 370 BC, when it became evident that he had plans of conquest against the rest of Greece. After the death of Jason, there was infighting in the league and some of the cities requested help from Philip II of Macedon to settle the rivalries, which he accomplished in 353 BC. A few years later (344 BC), Philip II simply took control of the entire area. Thessaly remained under Macedonian control until Macedonia was defeated by the Romans in 197 BC. A new league was established in 196 BC. The league continued until 146 BC, then became part of the Roman province of Macedonia.
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Thessaly - Thessalian Confederacy 196-146BC AE21mm, (6.9g).26 viewsHead of Apollo, laureate, right /
QESSA-LON, Thessalian Pallas Itonia advancing right, hurling javelin and holding shield. 1356 sold

History of Thessalian League
The Thessalian League/confederacy was made up of several cities in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. This area was completely surrounded by mountains and isolated except for a few passes. It was one of the few areas of Greece self-sufficient in grain and produced livestock and horses. Thessaly had the best calvary in Greece. The league was frequently weakened by intercity rivalries and lost its strength in the 5th century BC. The league was re-established in 374 BC by the tyrant Jason. He was assassinated in 370 BC, when it became evident that he had plans of conquest against the rest of Greece. After the death of Jason, there was infighting in the league and some of the cities requested help from Philip II of Macedon to settle the rivalries, which he accomplished in 353 BC. A few years later (344 BC), Philip II simply took control of the entire area. Thessaly remained under Macedonian control until Macedonia was defeated by the Romans in 197 BC. A new league was established in 196 BC. The league continued until 146 BC, then became part of the Roman province of Macedonia.
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Thessaly - Thessalian Confederacy. 94 viewsThessaly - Thessalian Confederacy. 196-146 B.C. AE 20 Head of Apollo, laureate, r. / Thessalian Pallas Itonia advancing right, hurling javelin and holding shield.


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Thessaly Apollo Athena c. 196-146 B.C.12 viewsThessalian League, AE Trichalkon, 23mm, 7.1 grams Thessaly, 196-146 B.C.
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: QESSA/ΛΩN. Athena Itonia holding shield, hurling spear.
Ref: Sear 2237-8, BMC 49 var.
mjabrial
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Thessaly Gyrton Horse Head Gyrtona 15 viewsThessaly, Gyrton, 400 - 344 BC, Ć 17mm, 4.4g, Rogers 228, SNG Copenhagen 55-56 var.,
OBV: Bare head Of Gyrton Right, Horse head on Right,
REV: ΓΥΡΤΩΝΙΩΝ (on right downwards,some letters retrograde), head of nymph Gyrtona right, hair in sphendone
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THESSALY KOINON AUGUSTUS ATHENA SPEAR SHIELD BRONZE Roman.14 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-14 AD.
Bronze. Sosandors and Megalokles, magistrates.
18 mm. 4,31 g.
Obv: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ. Bare head of Augustus right.
Rev: ΜΕΓΑΛΟΚΛΗΣ / ΣΩΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Athena standing right, holding shield and hurling spear; monogram AP in field right.
RPC 1426; BCD Thessaly 1396. _0785
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 400-370 BC 18 mm 5.97g 4h33 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 5h18 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 18 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 12 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 g20 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 BC6 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 6h21 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 12h42 viewsHead of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.Rev horse crouching right preparing to roll.
ex BCD collection
2 commentsGrant H
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 365-356 BC 18 mm 5.83 g 9h27 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 h20 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 6h29 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 12 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 10h36 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 6h21 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 h23 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
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Thessaly Larissa AR Drachm circa 405-370 BC 18 mm 6.01 g 3h18 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 7h28 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 6h22 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 1h24 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 THESSALIAN LEAGUE ATHENA HELMET HORSE TROTTING BRONZE. 12 viewsLate 2nd – mid 1st century BC. 17 mm / 4,1 g.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right;
Reverse: TES/S/ALO-N, horse trotting right. _1235
Antonivs Protti
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Thessaly [Malis], Lamia.3 viewsThessaly [Malis], Lamia. 370-352 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.62 gm). Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, l. / Amphora, ivy leaf above and prochous (pitcher) to r. ΜΑΛΙΕ-ΩΝ. VF. Pegasi AXXI #94. BCD Thessaly I 1089, II 123; Georgiou 2004 6, 8; HGC 4 #120; SNG Cop 78.Christian T
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Thessaly, Ainianes, BMC Thessaly 12, 1811 viewsThessaly, Ainianes, Hypata, c.302-286 BC
AE - Bronze Dichalkon, 4.30g, 19.2mm, 180°
obv. Bearded head of Zeus, laureate, l.
rev. ANIAN - WN (from upper r.)
Heros Phemios, nude, except chlamys over l. shoulder and extended l. arm, sword
in scubbard, with sidestep stg. l., looking r., raising r. hand with slingshot
to sling a stone; 2 grounded spears leaning diagonal left behind his r. leg
ref.: BCD Thessaly I 1015; BCD Thessaly II 31.1; Rogers 137; SNG Cop 4; BMC
Thessaly p. 12, 18; HGC 4 50 (R1)
VF-, well centered, dark sea-green patina with exposed bronze spots, bumps and
marks, edge split
pedigree:
ex BCD coll. with tag "N. Rous., Jan. 90, 10000drs."

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The rev. was described by the seller in error as Phemios, singer from Ithaka, who was spared by Odysseus.
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Thessaly, Ainianes, Hypata, 87 BC, AR Didrachm 37 viewsHead of Athena right wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, Pegasos and four horse protomes.
ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ΚΑΝΩΡ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears.

De Callata˙, Le monnayage d'argent au type d'Athéna Parthénos émis au nom des Ainianes, p. 130, 34 D4/R1 (this coin); BCD Thessaly II 41.2 (this coin).
This is the only known example from ΚΑΝΩΡ.

(24 mm, 6.97 g, 12 h)
Harlan J. Berk 181, 17 November 2012, 230; ex-BCD Collection: Triton XV (BCD Thessaly II Catalogue), 3 January 2012, 41.2.

Almost all specimens of this coinage appear to have a provenance to collections formed in the early twentieth century. No documented hoards of the type have been found. The examples that have come to market in the last few decades appear to have been recycled from old collections. Seventy six specimens are known and documented (de Callatay). Twenty-five exist in private hands.

Based on another study by de Callata˙,” Didrachms of Leukas” this coin like the following coin of Leukas was struck in 87 BC (The First Mithradatic War) as a contribution to Sulla’s campaign against Mithrades VI Eupator. As noted by de Callata˙ both Leukas and Hypata “are located at strategic points for any Roman army coming from Brundusium and going directly to Attica.” The fabric and technical features of both coinages “support the strong suspicion that skilled Roman agents were involved in the process. Their volumes (ca. 250 talents of monetized silver in both cases) are consistent with the situation facing Sulla in the summer of 87 BCE.”
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THESSALY, Ekkarra, Circa 325-320 BC55 viewsAE Chalkous, 13mm, 2.03g, 8h

O - Laureate head of Zeus to left.
R - ΕΚΚΑ left down, ΡΡΕΙ right down, Artemis standing left, her right foot crossed behind her left, leaning on her hunting spear held vertically in her right. In the centre of her spear appears what seems to be the head and neck of a bovine carcass that has been run through.

Rogers 208 and fig. 88 corr. [fig. 88 corresponds to Rogers 208 and not 207 as stated in his text]. Liampi, Ekkarra 31d (this coin).

From the BCD Collection (ex CNG Triton XV, 4 January 2012, lot 65.2).
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THESSALY, GOMPHOI34 viewsca. 306 - 283 BC
AE 19.5 mm 8.26 g
GOMPHOI-PHILIPPOPOLIS
O: Head of a nymph facing, slightly left
R: GOMPHEWN; Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre
Rogers 220, SNG Cop. 51
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THESSALY, GOMPHOI36 viewsca. 306 - 283 BC
AE 19.5 mm 8.26 g
GOMPHOI-PHILIPPOPOLIS
O: Head of a nymph facing, slightly left
R: GOMPHEWN; Zeus seated left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre
Rogers 220, SNG Cop. 51
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THESSALY, GYRTON18 views400 - 344 BC
AE 16 mm; 3.7 g
O: Youthful head of Gyrton right, horse head beside to right
R: Nymph;Tyrtona right, hair in sphendone
Gyrton; Sear 2086 v, Rare variety
laney
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Thessaly, Halos, 400-344 BC43 viewsAE 15 (Dichalkon?), 2.33g, 14.57mm, 315°
obv. Head of Zeus Laphystios, diademed, l.
rev. ALE - W[N]
Phrixos, nude, with waving chlamys behind, on ram flying r., hanging on horns; below 3 waves (outside the flan)
ref. Rogers 240 var.
VF

Laphystios = Devourer, an old weather and storm god. The city of Halos was founded by Athamas. When he should sacrifice his children Phrixos and Helle, their mother Nephele sent a ram to rescue them. For more information please take a look at the Mythology Thread!
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Thessaly, Halos, 400-344 BC26 viewsAE 14 (Dichalkon?), 2.04g, 14.09mm, 210°
obv. Head of Zeus Laphystios, diademed, r.
rev. Phrixos, nude, with waving chlamys behind, on ram flying r., hanging on horns
beneath ALE, above WN
ref. Rogers 240 var.
F+, blue green patina, partially corroded
pedigree:
ex F. Kovacs

Jochen
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THESSALY, KIERION19 viewsca. early to mid 4th century BC
AE Chalkous 16 mm; 2.82 g
Obv: Laureate head of Poseidon (or Zeus) left.
Rev: Nymph Arne kneeling right, head left, playing with knuckle bones.
BCD Thessaly II 107.1; scarce
Thessaly, Kierion
laney
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Thessaly, Kierion38 viewsAR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.30g)
c. 350-325 BCE

O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: KIEPIEIΩ(retrograde N), Arne kneeling right, head left, playing with astragaloi; Φ to right


BCD Thessaly II 100; SNG Lockett 1549 = Pozzi 1197 = Pozzi (Boutin) 2727
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Thessaly, Kierion SNG Cop. 3546 viewsAE 15, Trihemiobol(?)
struck 400-344 BC
obv. (anepigraphic)
Head of Poseidon, with taenia, r.
rev. [KIERI] - EIW[N] (?)
Nymph Arne sitting r., head l., playing with astragali
SNG Copenhagen 35
vera rare, good F

Astragali are boneknuckles from sheep or goats and used like dices in acient times.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 1425, AE-21,Ć Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left, 132 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RPC I 1425, AE-21,Ć Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left,
avers:- Sosandros, son of Sosandros, strategos. ΣEBAΣTOΣ [ΘE]ΣΣAΛΩN, bare head of Augustus right.
revers:- ΣΩΣANΔPOΣ [ΣΩΣ]ANΔPOY, Athena Itonia standing left, holding Nike and shield set on ground; spear to left, AR monogram and Δ in fields.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-21,5 mm, weight: 6,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date: 27 B.C.-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 1425, Burrer Em. 1a, Series 1, 2.1 (A1/R2 – this coin, obv. and rev. illustrated on pl. 1); BCD Thessaly II 914.1 var. (rev. legend; same obv. die); CNG: eAuction 299.lot 2., McClean 4994; Leake 4898.,
Q-001
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,70 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,
avers:- NEPΩN-ΘE-ΣΣAΛ-ΩN , Laureate head right.
revers:- APIΣTIΩNOΣ-ΣTPATHΓ-OV, Apollo Kitharoedos standing right, holding kithara in his left hand, playing it with his right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 9,55g, axis: 1h
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, date: 54-68 AD., ref: Burrer Em. 1, Series 1, 16 (A3/R13); RPC 1439,
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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,60 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, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #1144 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #1
avers: AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
reverse: CTPA(Monogram) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia advancing right, hurling the spear and holding shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0 mm, weight: 4,98g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.),
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #2118 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #2
avers: AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
reverse: (Monogram?) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia advancing right, hurling the spear and holding shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5 mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.), BCD Thessaly II 951.3.
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly. Augustus Æ17. Strategos: Sosandrou.28 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Ć 17mm. Strategos: Sosandrou. Bare head right / Athena standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; monogram in right field. RPC 1426.ancientone
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly. Hadrian. Ć20 41 viewsTHESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Hadrian. AD 117-138. Ć Diassarion (20mm, 5.80 g, 6h). Nikomachos, strategos. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛOI, laureate bust right, wearing drapery on far shoulder / (monogram)OX NIKO-MAXOY, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly. Pseudo-Autonomous AE22. Eirene/Nike9 viewsObv: EIPHNH ΣEBAΣTH ΘEΣΣAΛΩN, draped bust of Eirene right, wearing wreath of grain ears and olive branch.
Rev: ΛAOVXO-V C-TPA-THΓOV, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath in extended left hand, cradling palm frond in right arm.
Laouchos, strategos.
Burrer Em. 2 (of Nero), Series 6, Grp. 1, 100 (A37/R69); RPC 1451.
Time of Nero. AD 54-68. Ć Diassarion
very rare
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Thessaly, Koinon of. Septimius Severus AE21. 45 viewsObv: AVT L CEP CEBHPOCP, laureate head right.
Rev: KOINON QECCALWN, Athena Itonia standing right brandishing javelin & shield.
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avers: IΠΠAI-TAΣ above and beneath helmeted head of Athena right. Magistrate Hippaitas (172-171 B.C.).
revers: ΘΕΣ-Σ-ΑΛΩΝ, Above and beneath horse trotting right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,8-18,9mm, weight: 4,25g, axes: 2h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, Magistrate Hippaitas, date: 172-171 B.C., ref: Rogers 44; BCD Thessaly 840.
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THESSALY, KRANNON50 views18 mm 5.03 g
ca. 400-344 BC
O: HEAD OF POSEIDON R
R: THESSALIAN HORSEMAN GALLOPING R
ROGERS 179

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THESSALY, KRANNON43 views400 - 344 BC
AE 18 mm 5.14 g
O: LAUR HEAD OF POSEIDON R
R: KP A HORSEMAN CLAD IN CHLAMYS & PETASOS GALLOPING R
ROGERS 179ff
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THESSALY, KRANNON17 views400 - 344 BC
AE 18 mm 5.14 g
O: LAUR HEAD OF POSEIDON R
R: KP A HORSEMAN CLAD IN CHLAMYS & PETASOS GALLOPING R
ROGERS 179ff
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THESSALY, KRANNON15 viewsca. 400-344 BC
18 mm 5.03 g
O: HEAD OF POSEIDON R
R: THESSALIAN HORSEMAN GALLOPING R
ROGERS 179
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THESSALY, KRANNON20 viewsca. 400-344 BC
18 mm 4.28 g
O: HEAD OF POSEIDON R
R: THESSALIAN HORSEMAN GALLOPING R
ROGERS 179; BM7
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Thessaly, Krannon7 viewsSGCV --, Liampi, Corpus, p. 106, 4, pl. 4, 45/47

AR Obol, .81 g., 10.73 mm. max. 180°

Struck ca. 462/1-460 B.C.

Obv.: Forepart of bull left, head and neck right; trident behind.

Rev.: K-RA, bridled head and neck of horse right; all within incuse square

The city of Krannon, named for the son of Poseidon, was located in Thessaly near the source of the river Onchestus. The devices on this emission depict the taurokathapsia -- a form of bull fighting that was popular in Thessaly, in which a man on horseback would grab the horns of a running bull, leap onto the bull, dismount, and wrestle it to the ground.
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THESSALY, KRANNON AE Dichalkon14 viewsOBVERSE: Thessalian horseman galloping right, wearing petasos and chlamys
REVERSE: K-[P] / AN (retrograde), hydria on cart with long handle to left; to right, large crow perched left on wheel
Struck at Krannon 350-300 BC
4.72 gg, 15mm
BCD Thessaly 119.3 (same dies); HGC 4, 385
Ex BCD
Ex Agora Auction 63
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Thessaly, Krannon, 400-344 BC, Ć Dichalkon22 viewsLaureate head of Poseidon right.
KP-A Rider wearing chlamys and petasos on horse prancing right.

Rogers 179; SNG Copenhagen 39-40; BCD Thessaly 1081.2 (same dies); BCD Thessaly II (Triton XV) 117.7 (this coin).

(17 mm, 5.28 g, 1h).
Barry P. Murphy; ex- BCD Collection: Triton XV, 3 January 2012, 117.7.
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Thessaly, Krannon, BMC Thessaly pg 17, 736 viewsThessaly, Krannon, ca. 400-344 B.C. AE, 19mm, 5.22g, BMC Thessaly pg 17, 7
O: laureate head of Poseidon (?) right *note: BMC identifies the bust as Zeus, but most others identify him as Poseidon (?)
R: KPA, horseman r., clad in chlamys and petasus; horse galloping
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Thessaly, Krannon. Æ14. horseman/bull15 viewsCirca 400-344 BC. Ć 14mm (1.79 gm). Thessalian horseman right / Bull butting right; trident above, KPANoN in exergue. SNGCop 41 ancientone
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Thessaly, Kranon11 viewsAE dichalkon
17mm, 5.35 grams
circa 350-300 BC
Rider on horseback rt. Wearing petasos and chiton; T to upper rt.
K PA/NN [0] around from upper left, hydria on cart with long handle to left; to right, crow perched on wheel
BCD Thessaly II 119.13, HGC 4, 385.
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Thessaly, Lamia26 viewsThessaly, Lamia
AR Hemidrachm, 400-344 BC
Obv.: Wreathed head of young Dionysos left .
Rev.: ΛΑΜΙΕ-ΩΝ, Amphora; ivy leaf above, prochous to right.
Ag, 2.59g, 15.9mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 77
Ex Lanz Numismatik
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Thessaly, Lamia, SNG Copenhagen 8723 viewsLamia, in the name of the Maliensens, 400-344 BC
AE 15, 1.69g, 15.24mm, 180°
obv. Head of Athena with Corinthian helmet, r.
rev. MALIEWN (in l. field from below)
Philoktetes, nude, with side step stg. r., holding bow in extended l. hand, shooting birds; one bird folling
down before him; r. before him the quiver
ref. SNG Copenhagen 87; Rogers 384, fig. 197; Mustaka 41; Georgiou, mit 16; BCD Thessaly II, 125; Lindgren
II, 1397
F/F+, brown patina

For more information please take a look at the Mythology Thread
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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, LARISSA45 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, LARISSA64 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, LARISSA48 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, Larissa52 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, LARISSA45 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, LARISSA17 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.
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THESSALY, LARISSA17 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.
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THESSALY, LARISSA16 views4th Century BC
AE 14.5 mm; 2.02 g
Head of nymph Larissa right / horse grazing left.
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THESSALY, LARISSA19 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, Larissa49 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, Larissa7 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​
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THESSALY, LARISSA NYMPH/HORSE R35 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 A197 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
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THESSALY, LARISSA A198 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
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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
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THESSALY, LARISSA AR Trihemiobol18 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 Ć6 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 63 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 !205 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,
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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,
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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,
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Thessaly, Larissa, (c.400-344 B.C.), AE-20, Rogers 273, ΛΑΡI ΣAIΩN, Warrior galloping right, #2107 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,
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Thessaly, Larissa, AE 20-22107 views400-344 BC
Head of the nymph Larissa facing
ΛΑΡΙ - Σ - ΑΙΩΝ parly retrograde, Horse trotting right
8.88 gr
Ref : Sear # 2131
6 commentsPotator II
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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 BC35 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
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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Thessaly, Larissa, Drachm92 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, Cavalrymen7 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, Horse32 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, Horse24 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 Foal2 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, Dichalkon9 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
Dichalkon Ć
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, Obol7 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, Horse18 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, Drachm12 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.5 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.4 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 121; SNG ANS 542.Christian T
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Thessaly, Larissa.5 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.Christian 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.27 viewsĆ 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. Ć 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 viewsĆ 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.22 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. Ć 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 viewsĆ 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.124 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 BC37 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 LEFT28 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 LEFT19 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 RIGHT14 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 LEFT84 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 LEFT26 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 LEFT24 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 LEFT12 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 LEFT13 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, Magnesia39 viewsThessaly, Magnesia. Circa 400-344 BC.
Thessalian horseman right /
Bull butting left
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THESSALY, MAGNETES22 views196 - 146 BC
AE 20mm 9.24 g
O: Laur. head of Zeus, L
R: The Centaur Cheiron prancing R
laney
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THESSALY, MAGNETES18 viewsTHESSALY, MAGNETES
196 - 146 BC
AE 21.5 max., 7.70 g
O: Laur. head of Zeus, L
R: The Centaur Cheiron prancing R
laney
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THESSALY, MAGNETES21 viewsTHESSALY, MAGNETES
196 - 146 BC
AE 20mm 9.24 g
O: Laur. head of Zeus, L
R: The Centaur Cheiron prancing R
laney
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THESSALY, MAGNETES10 views196 - 146 BC
AE 21.5 max., 7.70 g
O: Laur. head of Zeus, L
R: The Centaur Cheiron prancing R, carrying palm branch over shoulder, arms raised
laney
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Thessaly, Magnetes. Antoninus Pius AE2261 viewsObv: ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤωΝƐΙΝοС / Laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Rev: ΖƐΥС ΑΚΡΑΙΟС ΜΑΓΝΗΤωΝ / Nude Zeus Akraios standing, r., holding long sceptre and thunderbolt.
22mm., 7.4gm.
Cop 865 corr.
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Thessaly, Pelinna mint, SNG Copenhagen 188-189 var.41 viewsThessaly, Pelinna mint, Chalkous, Later 4th century B.C. AE, 16mm 2.47g, Moustaka 1998, 5, SNG Copenhagen 188-189 var.
O: Thessalian cavalryman galloping to left
R: PEΛIN - NAIEΩN Mantho standing right, holding casket and key
casata137ec
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Thessaly, Pelinna, SNG Copenhagen 19129 viewsThessalia, Pelinna, 400-344 BC
AE 20, 5.89g
obv. Veiled bust of the sibyl Mantho, daughter of tzhe seer Teiresias, with rolled-up hair, r.
rev. PELIN - NAIEWN
Horseman, helmeted and wearing military cloak, with couching lance galopping r.; in the
field beneath monogram from D and P.
ref. SNG Copenhagen 191; Rogers 433
F+, thick green patina

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Thessaly, Perrhaiboi 16 viewsThessaly, Perrhaiboi
Obol, 450-400 BC
Obv.: Athena Itonia right in fighting attitude, holding spear and shield, P-[E-R]-A
Rev.: Horse galloping left, trailing rein
Ag, 0.65g, 9.7mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 195
Ex Gitbud & Naumann
shanxi
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THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Trihemiobol53 viewsTHESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.04 g, 3h). Horseman, wearing petasos and holding two lances, riding left; small altar below / Athena seated left, holding helmet, within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 547.

From the BCD Collection.

This coin is one of my favorite. I love the depiction of Athena, crossed legged and contemplative. A lovely contrast to the Athena depicted on a Corinthian Stater.
Nick T
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Thessaly, Peuma, Rogers 442 var.16 viewsThessaly, Peuma, c.302-286 BC
AE - Chalkis, 1.93g, 13.39mm, 0°
obv. laureate head of Achilles r.
rev. PEY - MA - TIWN
monogram AX, at his r. side Phrygian helmet
ref. Rogers 442 var. (position of the rev. legend); BCD Thessaly 565; RBN 1967, pp. 1-9, 1-4;
Moustaka 154
very rare, about VF, black-brown patina

Peuma (Rogers always writes Peumata!) has issued a great number of these small bronzes, where the legend starts at different places. The obv. dies too are numerous. The rarer variant shows no Phrygian helmet.

Heyman has done a remarkable amount of work on the identification of the head on the obverse. Sometimes the head is termed as Nymph (so Head), some thinking it could be Thetis, but the hairstyle seems definitely masculine. Since Achilles was venerated in this area, he is the likely candidate. This opinion was adopted by BCD too. Thus AX here could be the monogram for Achilles, not for the Achaean League (so Head). This monogram bears e.g. a rare coin of Achilleion/Troas, which was not member of the Achaean League.
Jochen
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THESSALY, PHALANNA162 viewsPHALANNA COLLECTIONlaney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA16 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 20 mm 8.05 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA43 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 20 mm 6.52 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, wearing pearls, right, hair in sakkos with ties at back.
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THESSALY, PHALANNA29 viewsAE 20.5 mm 4.99 g
ca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 20.5 mm 4.99 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA20 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 20 mm 8.05 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA22 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 19.5 X 21 mm 7.46 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA24 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 16.5 mm 4.93 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos .
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA31 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 19.5 mm 8.40 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos with ties at back.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA31 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 19 mm 4.37 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA21 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 17.5 mm 5.27 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, Phalanna17 viewsTHESSALY, Phalanna. Mid 4th century BC. Ć Chalkous (13mm, 1.92 g, 5h). Male head right / Head of nymph right; ΦΑΛΑΝΝΑ ΙΩΝ around from upper right. Papaevangelou-Genakos 6; Rogers –; BCD Thessaly II 586.2. Good VF, dark brown patina.

From the BCD Collection.
ecoli
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THESSALY, PHALANNA37 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 19 mm 4.37 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos, with tie in back
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THESSALY, PHALANNA26 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 19.5 X 21 mm 7.46 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: Head of nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos.
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THESSALY, PHALANNA33 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 20 mm 6.52 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, wearing pearls, right, hair in sakkos with ties at back.
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THESSALY, PHALANNA16 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 17.5 mm 5.27 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA18 viewsca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 19.5 mm 8.40 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: FALANNAIWN Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos with ties at back.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA18 viewsAE 20.5 mm 4.99 g
ca. 400 - 344 BC
AE 20.5 mm 4.99 g
O: Head of young male (Ares?) right
R: Head of nymph Phalanna, right, hair in sakkos.
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA17 viewsca. 400-350 BC
AE 15 mm; 5.05 g
O: Bare head of male (Ares?) right
R: Horse prancing right; one foreleg raised.
Phalanna; Papaevangelou-Genakos 9; Rogers -; SNG Copenhagen 202
laney
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THESSALY, PHALANNA (horse)27 viewsca. 400 BC - 344 BC
AE 14.5 mm, 2.68 g
O: Helmeted head of Ares right, within border of dots
R: Horse standing right
Thessaly, Phalanna
Rogers 457
laney
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Thessaly, Phalanna, (300-190 B.C.), AE-18, SNG Cop 204, ΦAΛANNAIΩN, Head of Nymph Phalanna right,136 viewsThessaly, Phalanna, (300-190 B.C.), AE-18, SNG Cop 204, ΦAΛANNAIΩN, Head of Nymph Phalanna right,
avers: No legend, Young male head right.
revers: ΦAΛANNAIΩN, Head of Nymph Phalanna right, hair in sakkos.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,2mm, weight: 5,31g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thessaly, Phalanna, date: 300-190 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 204, BMC 4-10,
Q-001
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Thessaly, Phalanna, BMC Thessaly pg 41, 4-748 viewsThessaly, Phalanna, ca. 400-344 B.C. AE, 19mm, 8.04g, BMC Thessaly pg 41, 4-7
O: head of youth (Ares?) right
R: ΦAΛANNAIΩN, bust of nymph Phalanna r., hair in sakkos
casata137ec
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Thessaly, Pharkadon, Hemidrachm36 viewsSilver Hemidrachm
Obv:– Youth wrestling or restraining bull, both to right.
Rev:– F/AR/KAD/O, forepart of galloping horse right
Minted in Thessaly, Pharkadon from .c. 440-400 B.C.
Ref:– SGCV I 2183; BMC Thessaly p. 42, 1; SNG Cop 209
2.825g, 15.5mm, 0 degrees

There seems to be little record of this city.
maridvnvm
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Thessaly, Pharkadon, obol18 viewsca. 440-400 BC
12mm, 0.82g
obv: horse advancing right
rev: Athena standing left, holding spear; to left, shield resting against tree
(BCD Thessaly 1272; SNG Copenhagen 215)
ex CNG e-auction 266, Lot: 97
areich
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THESSALY, Pharsalos85 viewsTHESSALY, Pharsalos. Circa 400-344 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.53 gm). Helmeted head of Athena right / Warrior on horseback right, holding mace over shoulder. SNG Copenhagen 220-1; BMC Thessaly pg. 43, 6. Fine. Ex-Cng B5AV6Eecoli
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THESSALY, PHARSALOS21 views424 - 404 BC
AE 12 mm 1.47 g
O: Athena with decorated helmet, left
R: Thessalian horseman wielding weapon above his head, right
Thessaly, Pharsalos
cf. Rogers 476 ff
laney
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Thessaly, Pharsalos23 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos
Hemidrachm, ca. 380 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right
Rev.: Horse’s head to right, Φ-A-P-Σ
Ag, 2.81g, 16.6x14.7mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 223
Ex CNG
shanxi
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THESSALY, Pharsalos38 viewsTHESSALY, Pharsalos. Mid 5th century BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.86 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Φ AP downward from upper right, head of horse right; all within incuse square with rounded corners. Lavva 4 (V3/R3); BCD Thessaly II 627 (same dies). VF, toned.

From the BCD Collection.
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Thessaly, Pharsalos7 viewsSGCV 2192, Lavva __, see Triton XV, Lot 668.

AR Hemidrachm, 2.45 gr., 15.31 mm. max., 270◦; struck early to mid 4th century B.C.

Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet, her hair freely escaping under the neck cover; T-IΠ (engraver's or magistrate's initials) in tiny letters behind neck.

Rev: Head of horse right, Φ-A above to left and right, Σ-P retrograde and P possibly also upside down to left. and right below.

Pharsalos was the only important Thessalian city issuing coins in the fifth century
B.C. which did not belong to one of the two groups producing Thessalian federal
coinage.
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Thessaly, Pharsalos8 viewsTHESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. Ć Chalkous. Helmeted head of Athena left, Skylla on bowl / Φ-Α-P-Σ (partially retrograde), Thessalian cavalryman on horse rearing right. Lavva –; Rogers –; BCD Thessaly II 667.4; HGC 4, 660.ecoli
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Thessaly, Pharsalos - Athena, Horse’s head 11 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos
Hemidrachm, late 5th-mid 4th centuries BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right
Rev.: Φ-AP, head of horse right
Ag, 2.80g, 13mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 644.1
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Thessaly, Pharsalos - BMC 1112 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos
Hemidrachm. Circa 400-344 BC.
Helmeted head of Athena left; A behind /
F-A-R-S, horse's head right.
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Thessaly, Pharsalos Hemidrachm12 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos 480-400 BC. Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena looking right.

Reverse: Horse head facing right, monograms.
CANTANATRIX
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Thessaly, Pharsalos Hemidrachm12 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos 480-400 BC. Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena looking right.

Reverse: Horse head facing right, monograms.
CANTANATRIX
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Thessaly, Pharsalos Silver Drachm, c. Early 4th Century B.C.45 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos Silver Drachm, c. Early 4th Century B.C.
20mm, 6.10 grams.
Obv: Head of Athena with Attic Helmet to right.
Rev: Φ−Α−Ρ−Σ, Rider with petasos raised on a galloping horse to right.
Ref: Lavva 163.
Very Fine, Rare.
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THESSALY, Pharsalos, Mid to late 5th century BC89 viewsAR Hemidrachm, 14mm, 3.05g, 10h

O - Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet and drop earring.
R - Φ-A[P] right down, horse’s head and neck right, all in an incuse square.

Lavva 8 c (this coin).

From the BCD Collection (ex Triton XV, 4 January 2012, lot 630)
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THESSALY, PHARSALOS, Mid-late 5th century BC28 viewsAR Hemiobol, 8mm, 0.40 g, 2h

O. Helmeted head of Athena right
R. Head and neck of horse right within incuse square

Lavva 39-40 var. (unlisted dies); BCD Thessaly II 648

Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 46 (30 October 1989), lot 154.
Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 90, 23 May 2012), lot 168
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THESSALY, Pharsalos.26 viewsTHESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.90 g, 3h). Helmeted head of Athena right; T/IΠ to left / Φ-A-P-Σ, head of horse right within incuse circle. Lavva 124 (V58/R71); BCD Thessaly I –; cf. BCD Thessaly II 668.3; HGC 4, 633. VF.

Ex. BCD Collection
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Thessaly, Pharsalos.4 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos. 400-370 BC. AR Drachm (6.04 gm). Head of Athena r in Attic helmet w/ raised cheek pieces. Sm TH [ΙΠ] below crest. / Thessalian horseman galloping wearing petasos, holding lagobolon (flail) over his shoulder, ΦΑΡ[Σ] around. In ex: T (die signed by Telephanos). aXF. Pegasi A33 #109. BCD Thessaly II 639 corr., cf 644; Lavva 93b; SNG ANS 549; SNG Cop 220.Christian T
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Thessaly, Pharsalos.4 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos. 440-420 BC. AR Hemidrachm (3.06 gm). Head of Athena in Attic helmet r. / Head of horse r., Φ-ΑR (ethnic). VF. Pegasi AXXI #96. BCD Thessaly 664.1 (same obv. die); HGC 4 #630; Lavva 31 (V21/R19), cf 34.Christian T
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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, Rhodian Mercenaries. AR tetrobol 2.6gm.28 viewsSNG Keckman 794 / ca.170 BC
obv: head of Helios three quarters r.
rev: rose with bud to r.
ex- Sitichoro hoard
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Thessaly, Scotussa, (360-344 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 256, Bunch of grapes on vine branch, Rare!!!,201 viewsThessaly, Scotussa, (360-344 B.C.), AE-20, SNG Cop 256, Bunch of grapes on vine branch, Rare!!!,
avers: Head of nymph faceing.
revers: ΣΚΟΤΟΥΣΣΑΙ-ΩΝ, Bunch of grapes on vine branch.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20-20,5mm, weight: 7,89g, axes:5 h,
mint: Thessaly, Scotussa, date: 360-344 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 256, Rogers 543,
Q-001
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Thessaly, Scotussa, (c. 3rd. centuries B.C.), AE-18, SNGCop 258, Horse prancing right, Φ beneath horse, Rare !144 viewsThessaly, Scotussa, (c. 3rd. centuries B.C.), AE-18, SNGCop 258, Horse prancing right, Φ beneath horse, Rare !
avers: No legend, Helmeted head (Ares or Athena?) right.
revers: Horse prancing right, Φ beneath horse.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,7-18,9mm, weight: 5,51g, axes: h,
mint: Thessaly, Scotussa, date: c. 3rd. centuries B.C., ref: SNGCop 258, Rogers 546 var. (Φ below tail); BCD Thessaly I 1344 var. (same); BCD Thessaly II 752.3; HGC 4, 615. Rare !
Q-001
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Thessaly, Scotussa, (c.450-400 BC.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 251, ΣΚΟ, Corn grain in husk, Rare!136 viewsThessaly, Scotussa, (c.450-400 BC.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG Cop 251, ΣΚΟ, Corn grain in husk, Rare!
avers: Forepart of horse right.
revers: Corn grain in husk, ΣKO; all within incuse square.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 14-16,5 mm, weight: 2,80g, axes: 5h,
mint: Skotussa, Thessaly, date: 450-400 B.C., ref: SNG-Cop-251,
Q-001
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THESSALY, THE MAGNETES24 views196 - 146 BC
AE 20mm 9.24 g
O: Laur. head of Zeus, L
R: The Centaur Cheiron prancing R
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THESSALY, THESSALEAN LEAGUE20 views196-146 BC
AE 18.5 mm,7.36 g
O: Laureate Head of Apollo, R
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia Standing R, Brandishing Spear and Holding Shield
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Thessaly, Thessalian 31 viewsTHESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE - AE - HEAD OF APOLLO - ATHENA HURLING SPEAR - MAGISTRATE: HIPPOLOCHOS
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: QECCA /LWN /IPP-OLO; Athena standing right, holding shield, hurling spear

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Thessaly, Thessalian Confederacy, 200-100 B.C. AE 17mm6 viewsThessaly, Thessalian Confederacy, 200-100 B.C.

Obv. ΝΥΣ-ΣΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ, Helmeted Head of Athena, right.
Rev. Horse trotting, right, ΘΕΣ ΣΑΛΩΝ.

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Thessaly, Thessalian Confederacy, Drachm42 viewsThessaly, Thessalian Confederacy

196-146 B.C.

Drachm, Silver

Obv. Laureate head of Zeus right.

Rev.: Athena Itonia advancing right.

Condition: very fine

6 g. 21 mm.

Sng. Cop.: 300

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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE14 views196-146 BC
AE 17.5 mm; 5.5 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; ΦI-ΛOK above spear, _P/monogram in inner right field.
cf. Rogers 30.
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE52 views196-146 BC
AE 17.5 mm; 5.5 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; ΦI-ΛOK above spear, _P/monogram in inner right field.
cf. Rogers 30.
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE14 views196 - 27 BC
AE 14 mm 3.55 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE53 views16mm 4.61g
O: Laureate head Zeus to right.
R: QESSA / LWN Athena Itonia to right
ROGERS 52
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE44 views17 mm 4.39 g
Laureate head Zeus right
R: Athena Itonia right
Rogers 52
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE48 viewsAE 18X20mm 6.24 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE 196 BCE - 146 BCE
O: HEAD OF ATHENA ITONIA WEARING CRESTED HELMET R, LETTERS ABOVE HELMET
R: QES -SALWN HORSE PRANCING R
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE 94 viewsAE 21 mm 8.31 g
196 - 146 BCE
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R, OWL ABOVE SPEAR AT R; SIA ABOVE SPEAR AT LEFT

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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE43 viewsAE 18mm 5.73 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE 196 BCE - 146 BCE
O: HEAD OF ATHENA ITONIA WEARING CRESTED HELMET R, NYS AT TOP OF HELMET
R: ThES-SALWN HORSE PRANCING R
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE46 viewsAE 19mm 7.07 g
196 - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R, T/M - I/A
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R

(jr)
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE23 views196-146 BCAE 17.5 mm, 4.6 g
O: Laureate Head of Apollo, R
R: Athena Itonia Standing R, Brandishing Spear and Holding Shield, QESSA-LWN vertically, at sides;
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE44 viewsca. 199 - 146 BC
AE 17 mm 4.36 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE48 views196-146 BC
AE 20 mm, 6.61 g
O: Laureate Head of Apollo, R
R: Athena Itonia Standing R, Brandishing Spear and Holding Shield, QESSA-LWN vertically, at sides
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE29 views196 - 27 BC
AE 17 mm 4.25 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE21 views196 - 27 BC
AE 18 mm max. 4.30 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R, T/M - I/A
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE18 views196 - 27 BC
AE 13.5 mm 2.75 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ, ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE21 views196 - 27 BC
AE 14 mm 3.55 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE19 views196 - 27 BC
AE 14 mm 4.18 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R, T/M - I/A
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE21 views196-146 BC
AE 19 mm, 7.94 g
O: Laureate Head of Apollo, R
R: Athena Itonia Standing R, Brandishing Spear and Holding Shield, QESSA-LWN vertically, at sides;
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE21 views196-146 BC
AE 16 mm, 4.44 g
O: Laureate Head of Apollo, R
R: Athena Itonia Standing R, Brandishing Spear and Holding Shield, QESSA-LWN vertically, at sides;
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE19 views196-146 BC
AE 16 mm, 4.44 g
O: Laureate Head of Apollo, R
R: Athena Itonia Standing R, Brandishing Spear and Holding Shield, QESSA-LWN vertically, at sides
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Thessaly, Thessalian League4 viewsThessaly, Thessalian League 196-146 BC

Obverse:Head of Pallas Athene right

Reverse: Horse trotting right,

16mm 3.36g
Macedonian Warrior
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE21 viewsTHESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 18.5 mm; 7.36 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE23 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 18 mm; 6.48 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear; ΦI-ΛOK above spear
Thessaly; Rogers 30 ff
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE26 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 19 mm; 7.32 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear;T-I / M-A across fields; star above spear to left, owl above to right
Thessaly; cf Rogers 15 v.
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE18 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 21 mm; 9.59 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear; monogram on each side of Athena
Thessaly; Rogers 18

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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE23 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 18 mm; 7.71 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear; ΦI-ΛOK above spear
Thessaly; Rogers 30 ff
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE23 views196 - 146 BC
AE 14.5 mm; 4.67 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; Φ-EPE above spear, grain ear in outer right field.
Rogers 41.
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE20 viewsca. 196-27 BC
18 mm; 5.7 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN, Athena Itonia advancing right brandishing spear and shield, ΘPA - owl perched on spear
Rogers 20
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE22 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 18.5 mm; 6.04 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear;T-I / M-A across fields
Rogers 42
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE17 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 19 mm; 7.4 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear; ΦI-ΛOK above spear
Thessaly; Rogers 30 ff
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE16 views197-146 BC
AE 20 mm; 7.0 g
O:Laureate head of Apollo right
R: QESSA-LWN to sides, _VO-WN (magistrate's name) above spear, Athena Itonia advancing right holding shield & brandishing spear, tripod to right.
Sear 2237; Rogers 29
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE19 viewsTHESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE
199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 19 mm; 5.1 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear;T-I / M-A across fields
Rogers 42
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE16 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 14.5 mm; 4.20 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE16 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 19 X 21 mm; 5.38 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear;T-I / M-A across fields
Rogers 42
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE16 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 19 X 20 mm; 5.53 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; IΠΠ-OΛO above spear; below shield, owl standing right
Rogers 20a or 20b
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE19 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 17 mm; 5.36 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear;T-I / M-A across fields
Rogers 42
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE15 views196 - 27 BC
AE 17 mm 4.25 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE10 views196 - 27 BC
AE 13.5 mm 2.75 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ, ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE18 views196 - 146 BCE
AE 21 mm 8.31 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R, OWL ABOVE SPEAR AT R; SIA ABOVE SPEAR AT LEFT
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE13 views196 - 27 BC
AE 18 mm max. 4.30 g
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R, T/M - I/A
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE13 views196 - 146 BC
AE 19mm 7.07 g
O: APOLLO, LAUR HEAD R, T/M - I/A
R: ATHENA ITONIA ADV R WIELDING SPEAR & HLDG SHIELD;
QESSA TO L, LWN TO R
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE13 views196-146 BC
AE 17 mm; 4.63 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: Athena Itonia standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield
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Thessaly, Thessalian league6 viewsKoinon of Thessaly. AE17 mm, dichalkon. 172-171 BC. Magistrate Hippaitas. IΠΠAI-TAΣ above and beneath helmeted head of Athena right / ΘEΣ-ΣAΛΩN above and beneath horse trotting right. Rogers 44; BCD Thessaly 840.ecoli
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE 8 views199 BC - 146 BC
THESSALIAN LEAGUE
AE 19.5 mm; 7.11 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo, right
R: ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia holding shield and brandishing spear;
Thessaly
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (a)23 views199 - 146 BC
AE 19 mm, 6.67 g
O: Head of Athena Itonia in crested Corinthian helmet right, NYS above helmet SAN downward at left, DROY under
R: QES above and SALWN below bridled horse prancing right; ear of corn before
Rogers 45
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)19 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 17.5 mm; 4.81 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)18 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 17 mm; 4.31 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)25 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 17 mm; 5.20 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)17 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 18 mm; 4.296 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)21 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 17.0 mm; 3.85 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)15 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 16.5 mm; 3.66 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)17 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 16.5 mm; 4.29 g
O: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA RIGHT (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)34 views196 - 146 BC
AE 18X20mm 6.24 g
O: HEAD OF ATHENA ITONIA WEARING CRESTED HELMET R, LETTERS ABOVE HELMET
R: QES -SALWN HORSE PRANCING R
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)17 views199 - 146 BC
AE 19 mm, 6.67 g
O: Head of Athena Itonia in crested Corinthian helmet right, NYS above helmet SAN downward at left, DROY under
R: QES above and SALWN below bridled horse prancing right; ear of corn before
Rogers 45
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)18 viewsThessalian League, c. 100-50 BC
AE 17 mm, 4.36 g
Hippaitas, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena r. R/ Horse trotting r. cf. BCD Thessaly 903.1; Rogers 43.
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)13 views2nd Half of 2nd Century BC
AE 18 mm; 5.73 g
Helmeted head of Athena r. / Horse advancing r., grain ear before. Rogers 46; BCD 903
Nysandros, magistrate
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)11 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 16.5 mm max; 5.23 g
O: Helmeted head of Athena right (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: ΘΕΣ−Σ−ΛΩΝ, bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (b)12 views199 - 146 BC
Thessalian League
AE 16.5 mm max;4.49 g
O: Helmeted head of Athena right (magistrate's name on obv., including portions comprising the crest of the helmet)
R: Bridled horse trotting right
BMC Thessaly p. 5, 62 - 63; SNG Cop 324 - 328 var (various magistrates on obv)
laney
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (Zeus)33 views16mm 4.61g
O: Laureate head Zeus to right.
R: QESSA / LWN Athena Itonia to right
ROGERS 52 Rare
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE (Zeus)17 views196 - 146 BC
17 mm 4.39 g
Laureate head Zeus right
R: Athena Itonia right
Rogers 52
laney
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Thessaly, Thessalian League 150-100 B.C. AR Drachm, BCD Thessaly 893.2 (this coin)23 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right / ΘΕΣΣΑ/ΛΩΝ, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; ΔIO-KΛ[HΣ] above spear, NK monogram to lower left, grain ear to right. Diokles, magistrate.
Maximum Diameter: 18.0 mm
Weight: 3.97 g

ex BCD collection (Triton XV, 3 January 2012), 893.2.
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Thessaly, Thessalian League AE22. Apollo / Athena Itonia 25 viewsThessalian League AE22. 196-146 B.C. Laureate head of Apollo right / Athena Itonia standing right, with sheild & about to hurl spear, THESS - ALWN to sides, magistrate's name above. ancientone
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE, SHIELD/LYRE37 viewsAE 14 mm 3.24 g
302 - 294 BCE
OBV: MACEDONIAN SHIELD WITH CENTRAL STAR
REV: QESSA (r. down) )/LWN (l. down) AT SIDES OF LYRE
ROGERS 4 var.; alternative reverse description is Dart sling (κεστροσφενδόνη) with dart inside (see note below)
POSSIBLY UNPUBLISHED VARIETY (IN ROGERS 4, ARRANGEMENT OF ETHNIC IS DOWN WITH OPEN END OF LYRE FACING DOWN)

Note: according to description by CNG of similar coin, While Rogers thought that the object on the reverse of this coin was a lyre, Jennifer Warren has argued that it represents a powerful new weapon - the dart sling, or κεστροσφενδόνη - first introduced during the Third Macedonian War between Rome and Perseus of Macedon. The weapon is described by the Achaean Polybius (xxvii, 9), who was taken to Rome as a prisoner following the war: “The form of the dart was as follows. It was two palms long, the tube being of the same length as the point. Into the former was fitted a wooden shaft a span in length a finger’s breadth in thickness. Into the middle of this were wedged three quite short wooden wings. The two thongs of the sling were unequal in length, and the missile was so fitted into the center of the sling that it was easily freed. While the thongs were whirled round and taut, it remained fixed there, but when at the moment of the discharge one of the thongs was released, it left the loop and was shot like a leaden bullet from the sling.” Livy (xlii, 65, 9-10) adds that: “They (the Roman army) suffered particularly from the dart-slings.”
laney
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Thessaly, Thessalian League, (196-146 B.C.), AE-20, BMC-49, Thessalian Pallas -Itonia- advancing right,142 viewsThessaly, Thessalian League, (196-146 B.C.), AE-20, BMC-49, Thessalian Pallas -Itonia- advancing right,
avers: Head of Apollo, laureate, right,
revers: ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ,Thessalian Pallas Itonia advancing right, hurling javelin and holding shield.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20,5mm, weight: 6,5g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thessaly, Thessalian League, date: 196-146 B.C., ref: BMC 49,
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE, 196-27 BC69 viewsStater (20mm, 6.15 g, 1h)

Kraterophron and Amynandros, magistrates. Struck early 1st century BC.

O - Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath
R - Athena Itonia advancing right; KPA-TEPO/ΦPO-NOΣ above spear and across lower field, Λ above monogram to inner right, AMYNANΔPOY in exergue.

McClean 4725 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen -; SNG München -; BMC -.
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Thessaly, Thessalian League, c. 196 - 27 B.C.26 viewsThessaly mint, 7.190g, 19.9mm, 0°, obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse ΘEΣΣAΛΩN, Athena Itonia advancing right, holding shield and wielding spear; magistrate name above; AE 20, SNG Cop 315. 1 commentsancientone
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Thessaly, Thessalian League.31 viewsAE, Helmeted head of Athena right / QES-SALWN above and below bridled horse trotting right. Grain stalk to right.

BMC 43.
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THESSALY, Thessalian League.6 viewsAR Stater, 21mm, 5.7g, 12h; 196-146 BC.
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev.: ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN; Athena Itonia walking right, brandishing spear and holding shield; magistrates ΣΩΣI-ΠATΡOΣ above, ΓOΡΓΩΠAΣ below.
Reference: BMC 25.
John Anthony
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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, Thessalian League. Ca. 196-146 B.C.17 viewsObverse- Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse- Horse walking right.
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THESSALY, Thessalian League. Eubiotos and Petraios, magistrates.3 viewsĆ Tetrachalkon or Trihemiobol, 29mm, 12.2g;, Mid-late 1st century BC.
Obv.: Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath.
Rev.: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN to left and right, Taurokathapsia scene: The hero Thessalos jumping from his horse, in background galloping right, onto a bull running right, the head of which he restrains with a band held in both of his hands; EYBIOTOY above, ΠETPAIOΣ below.
Reference: BCD II 897.4 (this coin); 16-339-202
From the BCD collection.
John Anthony
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THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd-mid 1st centuries BC. Ć Trichalkon Gennippos, magistrate.5 viewsReference.
BCD Thessaly II 901.6; HGC 4, 226.; Rogers 35 var. (spelling of magistrate’s name)

Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right
ΓEN N[I] across field

Rev. ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN around from lower left, Athena Itonia right
[Γ]EN NIΠΠ above; below, piloi of the Dioskouroi surmounted by stars.

6.96 gr
22mm
12h

From the BCD Collection.
okidoki
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Anonymous (ca. 170 BCE) Ć Chalkous (Rogers-4var; BCD Thessaly II 24.2; HGC 4, 236)30 viewsObv: Macedonian shield with star in center
Rev: ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN above and below, dart–sling (κεστροσφενδóνη) with dart inside
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Thessaly, Thessalian League: Philippos and Themistogenes, Magistrates (mid-late 1st century BCE) AR Stater (BCD Thessaly II 883.2; cf. SNG Copenhagen 296)26 viewsObv: Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath
Rev: ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN; Athena Itonia advancing right right, wielding spear and holding forth shield on outstretched arm; above and in exergue, magistrate's names: ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY and [ΘH]MIΣTO[ΓENHΣ]; in outer right field, Ennodia running right, holding two torches
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THESSALY, TRIKKA40 views420 - 400 BC
AR HEMIDRACHM 17 mm 2.4 g
O: Anepigraphic; Youth restraining forepart of bull, right, bull's head facing
R: Forepart of horse right inside incuse square; Legend around: TP - IK -K- AI-WN.
SNG Cop. 264-5 var.
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THESSALY, TRIKKA56 views420 - 400 BC
AR HEMIDRACHM 17 mm 2.4 g
O: Anepigraphic; Youth restraining forepart of bull, right, bull's head facing
R: Forepart of horse right inside incuse square; Legend around: TP - IK -K- AI-WN.
SNG Cop. 264-5 var.
laney
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THESSALY, TRIKKA20 views420 - 400 BC
AR HEMIDRACHM 17 mm 2.4 g
O: Anepigraphic; Youth restraining forepart of bull, right, bull's head facing
R: Forepart of horse right inside incuse square; Legend around: TP - IK -K- AI-WN.
SNG Cop. 264-5 var.
laney
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Thessaly, Trikka, c. 465 BC99 viewsAR hemidrachm, 16mm, 2.94g, Nice VF
Naked Thessalian youth standing right, restraining forepart of unruly bull which prances right / TP-IK-K-A around forepart of bridled horse prancing right, all within incuse square.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
BMC Thessaly, pg. 51, #9v; Sear GCV 2226v; SNG Cop 262v
Certificate of Authenticy by David R. Sear, ACCS
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Thessaly, Trikka.3 viewsThessaly, Trikka. 440-420 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.67 gm). Hero Thessalos, petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band around head of charging bull forepart, r. / Forepart of bridled horse galloping r., ΤΡΙ-Κ-ΚΑ-ΙΟΝ (retrograde), all w/in incuse square. gVF. CNG 53, Lot #310. BCD Thessaly I 1351, II 776.3-4 var (arrangement of ethnic); HGC 4 #311; Weber 2933. cf CNG EA 375 #314 (1 June 2016).Christian T
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Thessaly,Rhodian mercenaries. AR drachm 2.6gm24 viewsNC 1988 23 var. / 179-168 BC
obv: head of Helios facing slightly r.
rev: rose with bud to r.
stk. by Perseus to pay Cretan mercenaries
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Thessaly. Larissa6 viewsSGCV 2130 var.; Rogers 296; BCD Thessaly II 391.1; SNG Copenhagen 144.

Ć 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 League7 viewsSear 2237; Rogers 4-42 var. (unlisted magistrate's symbol).

AE trichalkon, 7.99 g., 21.85 mm. max., 270°

Struck 196 - 27 B.C., probably in Larisa.

Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.

Rev: Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm, ΘEΣΣA -- ΛΩN flanking, uncertain magistrate's symbol to near right.

The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in northern Greece. Philip II of Macedon took control of Thessaly in 344 B.C. After the Second Macedonian War (200-197 B.C.), the victorious Roman general T. Quinctius Flamininus declared all of Greece "free." He reorganized the Thessalian league, creating a federal council, the synedrion, and annually changing officers, strategoi. The seat of the league was in the largest Thessalian city, Larisa. It continued to exist even after Thessaly became part of the new Roman province of Macedonia in 146 B.C., although it then had little autonomy.

The Apollo head on the obverse reflects Thessaly's long-standing involvement in the Delphic Amphictyony, an association of Greek states that administered and protected the temple and oracle of Apollo at Delphi.

Athena Itonia, was the patron deity of Thessaly, whose sanctuary was located between Larisa Kremaste and Pherae. The image probably represents the cult statue of the goddess. Athena is depicted as an Athena Promachos (the Forefighter), advancing in full armor with spear and shield. Athena Itonia was not only a war goddess, but a goddess of the arts of peace, especially poetry.
Stkp
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Thessaly. Thessalian League29 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. Thessalian League11 viewsSear GCV 2238; SNG Cop. 324 ff.; Rogers 44-47; BCD Thessaly II 904 ff.

AE dichalkon. Late 2nd to mid 1st centuries B.C.; 3.48 g., 18.04 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, magistrate's name (obscure) above.

Rev: Horse trotting right, ΘEΣ / ΣAΛΩ-N above and below.
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Thessaly. Thessalian League: Zeus/ Athena Itonia46 viewsThessaly. Thessalian League c. 196-146 B.C. Double victoriatus, 5,59 g, perf., Obv: Head of Zeus, crowned with oak. Rev: THESSA LWN behind and before Athena Itonia right advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; KAIP POS across upper field, GORGWPAS in ex, BMC 7,13,14. Sear GCV I: 2232.1 commentsPodiceps
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THESSALY: Atrax5 viewsAE 21, 5.53g, Thessaly, Atrax, ca. 300-196 B.C. Obv: Apollo facing right. Rev: Rider on horse, ΑΤΡΑ−ΓΙΩΝ. Black patina with some encrustation, aVF. Rogers 169.Molinari
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THESSALY: Kranon8 viewsĆ 20, Thessaly, Krannon, ca. 400-344 BC, Obv: Laureate head of Poseidon right, Rev: Horseman riding right, black patina with orangish earthen highlights, F. Rogers 179; SNG Copenhagen 39.
Molinari
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THESSALY: Larissa4 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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THESSALY: Metropolis26 viewsTHESSALY: Metropolis, large bronze trichalkon, early third century B.C. Apollo / Acheloios Pamisos. MSP I, 498. Probably the finest known.2 commentsMolinari
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THESSALY: Metropolis21 viewsTHESSALY: Metropolis, Early 3rd century BC, AE Trichalkon. OBV: Head of Apollo facing right. REV: Forepart of Acheloios Pamisos as a man-faced bull to left, monogram below, MHT-ROPOLITWN surrounding. Rogers 411; MSP I, 497.Molinari
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Thessaly: Rhodian Mercenaries, silver drachm of King Perseus of Macedon, ca. 175-170 BC44 viewsObverse: head of Helios three-quarter facing right.
Reverse: rose, bud right.

2.54 g. Ex- "SmEagle1795" (Collectors Universe), 3/18/2014. Prior provenance to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., Buy or Bid Sale #186, Lot 90, with description"Ex-Philip Davis Collection. Some iridescent toning. Choice Mint State."

HJB attribution & notes: "Price, KME-pp.241-2, SNG Keckman-794. Although the attribution of this issue has been debated, it seems likely that it was struck by Perseus to pay Cretan mercenaries, who would have been familiar with Rhodian issues, in the Third Macedonian War against the Romans (see R. Ashton, NC 1988, pp. 29-30)".
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Trikka - AR hemidrachm3 viewsc. 480-400 BC
naked Thessalian youth standing right, restraining forepart of unruly bull prancing right
forepart of bridled horse prancing right, within incuse square
TPI_KK_AI (retrograde)
SNG Oxford 3933; BCD Thessaly II 768; BCD Thessaly I 1351
2,56g
ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Troas, Tenedos, Rosen 536154 viewsAR - Obol, 0.51g, 8.29mm, 270°
struck 550-470 BC
obv. Janiform head, on l. side female, on r. side male, bearded (Hera and Zeus?)
rev. Labrys (double axe)
l. and r. beside the handele T - E
all in square incus
ref. Rosen 536; SNG von Aulock 1587
rare, about VF

Labrys = Pelekos, sign of Tenedos. Because in later times the axe has been accompanied by a grape bunch it could has been an attribute or cult object of a Dionysos cult, who was worshipped as Dionysos Pelekos, like in Phera/Thessaly (HN).
Another interpretation of the janiform head is Philomene and Tenes, the eponym of Tenedos.
Tenedos has played an important role in the Trojan War, especially for the capture.
For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins', coming soon.
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[103b] Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C.52 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C. Bronze AE 21, Heavy or Double Unit, SNG ANS 833, aVF, 8.40g, 21.2mm, 0o, lifetime issue. Obverse: head Apollo right, wearing tania; Reverse: FILIPPOU, young male rider right, right hand raised, E right.
Ex FORVM.

Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.

Struck in commemoration of Philip's Olympic victory. This is one of his earliest issues in bronze.

Philip II of Macedon (382 BC–336 BC; in Greek Φίλιππος = φίλος (friend) + ίππος (horse), transliterated Philippos) was the King of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination. He was the father of Alexander the Great, Phillip III Arrhidaeus, and possibly Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of King Amyntas III and Eurydice. In his youth, (ca. 368 BC–365 BC) Philip was a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during the Theban hegemony. While a captive there, Philip received a military and diplomatic education from Epaminondas, was involved in a pederastic relationship with Pelopidas and lived with Pammenes, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the Sacred Band of Thebes. In 364 BC, Philip returned to Macedonia. The deaths of Philip's elder brothers, King Alexander II and Perdiccas III, allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC. Originally appointed regent for his infant nephew Amyntas IV, who was the son of Perdiccas III, Philip managed to take the kingdom for himself that same year.

Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success. The hill tribes were broken by a single battle in 358 BC, and Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ohrid. He used the Social War as an opportunity for expansion. In 357 BC, he took the Athenian colony of Amphipolis, which commanded the gold mines of Mount Pangaion. That same year Philip married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians. In 356 BC, Philip conquered the town of Crenides and changed its name to Philippi. Philip also attacked Abdera and Maronea, on the Thracian sea-board. Also in 356 Alexander was born and his race horse won in the Olympics in He took Methone in 354 BC, a town which had belonged to Athens. During the siege of Methone, Philip lost an eye.

Not until his armies were opposed by Athens at Thermopylae in 352 BC did Philip face any serious resistance. Philip did not attempt to advance into central Greece because the Athenians had occupied Thermopylae. Also in 352 BC, the Macedonian army won a complete victory over the Phocians at the Battle of Crocus Field. This battle made Philip tagus of Thessaly, and he claimed as his own Magnesia, with the important harbour of Pagasae.
Hostilities with Athens did not yet take place, but Athens was threatened by the Macedonian party which Philip's gold created in Euboea. From 352 to 346 BC, Philip did not again come south. He was active in completing the subjugation of the Balkan hill-country to the west and north, and in reducing the Greek cities of the coast as far as the Hebrus (Maritza). For the chief of these coastal cities, Olynthus, Philip continued to profess friendship until its neighboring cities were in his hands.

In 349 BC, Philip started the siege of Olynthus. Olynthus at first allied itself with Philip, but later shifted its allegiance to Athens. The Athenians did nothing to help Olynthus. Philip finally took Olynthus in 348 BC and razed the city to the ground. In 346 BC, he intervened effectively in the war between Thebes and the Phocians, but his wars with Athens continued intermittently.

Macedonia and the regions adjoining it having now been securely consolidated, Philip celebrated his Olympic games at Dium. In 347 BC, Philip advanced to the conquest of the eastern districts about the Hebrus, and compelled the submission of the Thracian prince Cersobleptes. Meanwhile, Athens had made overtures for peace, and when Philip, in 346 BC, again moved south, peace was sworn in Thessaly. With key Greek city-states in submission, Philip turned to Sparta; he sent them a message, "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." Their reply was "If." Philip and Alexander would both leave them alone. Later, the Macedonian arms were carried across Epirus to the Adriatic Sea. In 342 BC, Philip led a great military expedition north against the Scythians, conquering the Thracian fortified settlement Eumolpia to give it his name, Philippoupolis (modern Plovdiv).

In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 BC of the city of Byzantium. After unsuccessful sieges of both cities, Philip's influence all over Greece was compromised. However, Philip successfully reasserted his authority in the Aegean by defeating an alliance of Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. He erected a memorial of a marble lion to the Sacred Band of Thebes for their bravery that still stands today. Philip created and led the League of Corinth in 337 BC. Members of the League agreed never to wage war against each other, unless it was to suppress revolution. Philip was elected as leader (hegemon) of the army of invasion against the Persian Empire. In 336 BC, when the invasion of Persia was in its very early stage, Philip was assassinated, and was succeeded on the throne of Macedon by his son Alexander the Great.

Philip’s Assassination

The murder happened in October of 336 BC, at Aegae, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Macedon. The court had gathered there for the celebration of the marriage between Alexander of Epirus and Philip's daughter. While the king was entering unprotected into the town's theatre (highlighting his approachability to the Greek diplomats present), he was killed by Pausanias of Orestis, one of Philip's seven bodyguards. The assassin immediately tried to escape and reach his associates who were waiting for him with horses at the entrance of Aegae. He was pursued by three of Philip's bodyguards and died by their hands.
The reasons for Pausanias' assassination of Phillip are difficult to fully expound, since there was controversy already among ancient historians. The only contemporary account in our possession is that of Aristotle, who states rather tersely that Philip was killed because Pausanias had been offended by the followers of Attalus, the king's father-in-law.

Whatever else that may be written about Philip II it must be recognized that he was responsible for making Macedon the ascendant Greek power. He reorganized the Macedonian army. It was this army that Alexander the Great inherited. Phillip II trained some of his Alexander’s best generals: Antigonus Cyclops, Antipater, Nearchus, Parmenion, and Perdiccas.

While Alexander was a bold and charismatic leader, he owes much of his success to his father.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Macedon
J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


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[103c] Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, 359 - 336 B.C.43 viewsBronze AE Unit, SNG ANS 896, SNG Cop 589, F, 5.554g, 16.8mm, 0o, Macedonian mint, c. 359 - 336 B.C.; lifetime issue. Obverse: head Apollo right wearing tania; Reverse: FILIPPOU, young male riding horse prancing to right, AI below. Ex FORVM.


Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom, but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great. He personally selected the design of his coins.

Philip II of Macedon (382 BC–336 BC; in Greek Φίλιππος = φίλος (friend) + ίππος (horse), transliterated Philippos) was the King of Macedon from 359 BC until his assassination. He was the father of Alexander the Great, Phillip III Arrhidaeus, and possibly Ptolemy I Soter, founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty.

Born in Pella, Philip was the youngest son of King Amyntas III and Eurydice. In his youth, (ca. 368 BC–365 BC) Philip was a hostage in Thebes, which was the leading city of Greece during the Theban hegemony. While a captive there, Philip received a military and diplomatic education from Epaminondas, was involved in a pederastic relationship with Pelopidas and lived with Pammenes, who was an enthusiastic advocate of the Sacred Band of Thebes. In 364 BC, Philip returned to Macedonia. The deaths of Philip's elder brothers, King Alexander II and Perdiccas III, allowed him to take the throne in 359 BC. Originally appointed regent for his infant nephew Amyntas IV, who was the son of Perdiccas III, Philip managed to take the kingdom for himself that same year.

Philip's military skills and expansionist vision of Macedonian greatness brought him early success. The hill tribes were broken by a single battle in 358 BC, and Philip established his authority inland as far as Lake Ohrid. He used the Social War as an opportunity for expansion. In 357 BC, he took the Athenian colony of Amphipolis, which commanded the gold mines of Mount Pangaion. That same year Philip married the Epirote princess Olympias, who was the daughter of the king of the Molossians. In 356 BC, Philip conquered the town of Crenides and changed its name to Philippi. Philip also attacked Abdera and Maronea, on the Thracian sea-board. Also in 356 Alexander was born and his race horse won in the Olympics in He took Methone in 354 BC, a town which had belonged to Athens. During the siege of Methone, Philip lost an eye.

Not until his armies were opposed by Athens at Thermopylae in 352 BC did Philip face any serious resistance. Philip did not attempt to advance into central Greece because the Athenians had occupied Thermopylae. Also in 352 BC, the Macedonian army won a complete victory over the Phocians at the Battle of Crocus Field. This battle made Philip tagus of Thessaly, and he claimed as his own Magnesia, with the important harbour of Pagasae.
Hostilities with Athens did not yet take place, but Athens was threatened by the Macedonian party which Philip's gold created in Euboea. From 352 to 346 BC, Philip did not again come south. He was active in completing the subjugation of the Balkan hill-country to the west and north, and in reducing the Greek cities of the coast as far as the Hebrus (Maritza). For the chief of these coastal cities, Olynthus, Philip continued to profess friendship until its neighboring cities were in his hands.

In 349 BC, Philip started the siege of Olynthus. Olynthus at first allied itself with Philip, but later shifted its allegiance to Athens. The Athenians did nothing to help Olynthus. Philip finally took Olynthus in 348 BC and razed the city to the ground. In 346 BC, he intervened effectively in the war between Thebes and the Phocians, but his wars with Athens continued intermittently.

Macedonia and the regions adjoining it having now been securely consolidated, Philip celebrated his Olympic games at Dium. In 347 BC, Philip advanced to the conquest of the eastern districts about the Hebrus, and compelled the submission of the Thracian prince Cersobleptes. Meanwhile, Athens had made overtures for peace, and when Philip, in 346 BC, again moved south, peace was sworn in Thessaly. With key Greek city-states in submission, Philip turned to Sparta; he sent them a message, "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city." Their reply was "If." Philip and Alexander would both leave them alone. Later, the Macedonian arms were carried across Epirus to the Adriatic Sea. In 342 BC, Philip led a great military expedition north against the Scythians, conquering the Thracian fortified settlement Eumolpia to give it his name, Philippoupolis (modern Plovdiv).

In 340 BC, Philip started the siege of Perinthus. Philip began another siege in 339 BC of the city of Byzantium. After unsuccessful sieges of both cities, Philip's influence all over Greece was compromised. However, Philip successfully reasserted his authority in the Aegean by defeating an alliance of Thebans and Athenians at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC. He erected a memorial of a marble lion to the Sacred Band of Thebes for their bravery that still stands today. Philip created and led the League of Corinth in 337 BC. Members of the League agreed never to wage war against each other, unless it was to suppress revolution. Philip was elected as leader (hegemon) of the army of invasion against the Persian Empire. In 336 BC, when the invasion of Persia was in its very early stage, Philip was assassinated, and was succeeded on the throne of Macedon by his son Alexander the Great.

Philip’s Assassination

The murder happened in October of 336 BC, at Aegae, the ancient capital of the kingdom of Macedon. The court had gathered there for the celebration of the marriage between Alexander of Epirus and Philip's daughter. While the king was entering unprotected into the town's theatre (highlighting his approachability to the Greek diplomats present), he was killed by Pausanias of Orestis, one of Philip's seven bodyguards. The assassin immediately tried to escape and reach his associates who were waiting for him with horses at the entrance of Aegae. He was pursued by three of Philip's bodyguards and died by their hands.
The reasons for Pausanias' assassination of Phillip are difficult to fully expound, since there was controversy already among ancient historians. The only contemporary account in our possession is that of Aristotle, who states rather tersely that Philip was killed because Pausanias had been offended by the followers of Attalus, the king's father-in-law.

Whatever else that may be written about Philip II it must be recognized that he was responsible for making Macedon the ascendant Greek power. He reorganized the Macedonian army. It was this army that Alexander the Great inherited. Phillip II trained some of his Alexander’s best generals: Antigonus Cyclops, Antipater, Nearchus, Parmenion, and Perdiccas.

While Alexander was a bold and charismatic leader, he owes much of his success to his father.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_II_of_Macedon
J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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[2470] Asclepios AE16, Pergamon (Mysia), 133 BC - Imperial Times. 62 viewsMysia, Pergamon. 133 BC - Imperial Times. SNG BN Paris 1828. AE 16mm (3.76 gm). Very fine. Obverse: head Asclepios right. Reverse: [A]ΣKΛHΠIO[Y] - [ΣΩ]THP[OΣ], Serpent curled around scepter of Asclepios. Ex Tom Vossen.

Asclepius
by Ron Leadbetter

Asclepius was a Greek hero who later become the Greek god of medicine and healing. The son of Apollo and Coronis, Asclepius had five daughters, Aceso, Iaso, Panacea, Aglaea and Hygieia. He was worshipped throughout the Greek world but his most famous sanctuary was located in Epidaurus which is situated in the northeastern Peloponnese. The main attribute of Asclepius is a physician's staff with an Asclepian snake wrapped around it; this is how he was distinguished in the art of healing, and his attribute still survives to this day as the symbol of the modern medical profession. The cock was also sacred to Asclepius and was the bird they sacrificed as his altar.

The mother of Asclepius, Coronis, was a mortal, the daughter of Phlegyas, a king of Thessaly. Coronis was unfaithful to Apollo, and Artemis, Apollo's twin sister, killed her for her unfaithfulness. Coronis was placed upon a funeral pyre. (One version says that Apollo cast her into the fires of his own anger.) As her body started to burn, Apollo felt sorrow for his unborn son and snatched the child Asclepius from his mother's corpse, saving him from death. Apollo then handed Asclepius to the Centaur Chiron who became his tutor and mentor.

Chiron taught Asclepius the art of healing. According to Pindar (Pythian Odes), Asclepius also acquired the knowledge of surgery, the use of drugs, love potions and incantations, and according to Apollodorus (the Library), Athena gave Asclepius a magic potion made from the blood of the Gorgon. Legend tells that the blood of the Gorgon has a different effect depending from which side the blood was taken. If taken from the right side of the Gorgon, it has a miraculous effect and is said to be able to bring the dead back to life, but taken from the left side it is a deadly poison.

With these gifts Asclepius exceeded the fringes of human knowledge. However, he offended the great god Zeus by accepting money in exchange for raising the dead. (In one version it was the goddess Artemis who implored Asclepius to resurrect Hippolytus, a favourite of hers.) In the eyes of Zeus, Asclepius' action upset the natural order of the universe - a mere mortal helping man evade death. With one swift action, the great Zeus sent down a thunderbolt killing both men. (In some versions Zeus only killed Asclepius.)
Realising the good Asclepius had brought to man, the great Zeus made him into a god, placing him among the stars, transforming Asclepius into the constellation Ophiuchus (the serpent-bearer). The snake was used in the healing ritual; non-poisonous snakes were left in the dormitory where the sick slept overnight on the bare ground.

The cult of Asclepius became very popular during the 300s BCE and the cult centres (known as an Asclepieion) were used by priests to cure the sick. Invalids also came to the shrines of Asclepius to find cures for their ailments (in the same fashion pilgrims visit Lourdes today.) The process of healing was known as incubation. The patient would spend the night in a dormitory. During the night they would supposedly be visited by the god in a dream. Priests would interpret the dreams and then recommend a remedy or give advice on how they could be cured with perhaps a recommended visit to the baths and gymnasiums. There were many centres and schools of medicine, from Trikkis in Thessaly to the island of Cos. It is believed that Hippocrates, a great doctor of antiquity, plied his trade on the island of Cos. It is also said that Hippocrates was a descendant of Asclepius.

The Romans adopted the cult of Asclepius, but changed his name to Latin; they called him Aesculapius.

"Asclepius." Encyclopedia Mythica. 2008. Encyclopedia Mythica Online.
10 Apr. 2008 .

The Asklepion of Pergamon dates from the 4th century BC. This therapeutic center was of the same type as the one in Kos- a large health center. Most of the remains today of this center belong to the changes that were carried out by Emperor Hadrian.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.




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