• 1 Trichalkon 150-101 BC, BCD# II 898.5, Thessalian League
  • 1 Trichalkon 150-101 BC, BCD# II 898.5, Thessalian League
Description

The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of feudal-like city-states and tribes in the Thessalian plain in Northern Greece. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.

Obverse

Laureate head of Apollo right.

Apollo is one of the most important and complex of the Olympian deities in classical Greek and Roman religion and Greek and Roman mythology. The ideal of the kouros (a beardless, athletic youth), Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of music, truth and prophecy, healing, the sun and light, plague, poetry, and more. Apollo is the son of Zeus and Leto, and has a twin sister, the chaste huntress Artemis.

Reverse

Athena Itonia advancing right, holding shield and preparing to hurl spear, monogram to inner right.

Athena is the goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, mathematics, strength, war strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill in ancient Greek religion and mythology.

Itonia, Itonias or Itonis was an epithet of the Greek goddess Athena worshiped widely in Thessaly and elsewhere. The name was derived from the town of Iton in the south of Phthiotis.

ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN (Thessalian league)

ΘEΣΣA ΛΩN

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Characteristics
Production Hammering
Material Bronze
Weight 8 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness -
Shape round
Mint
Tessalonica Mint

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