Ancient Coinage of Epeiros, Kings, Pyrrhos

Pyrrhus or Pyrrhos, King of Epirus or Epeiros, 295-272 BC; of Macedonia, 274-272 BC; and of Syracuse, 278-276 BC
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BMC 1Pyrrhos, King of Epiros, 297-272 BC.), AV Stater, 8.55g, Struck in Syracuse, 278 BC. Head of Athena right, wearing a Corinthian helmet ornamented with Pegasos, triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace; owl facing behind, A below chin / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY, Nike alighting left, holding wreath and trophy; bucranium at her feet left. BMC 1; Jameson 1124; Gulbenkian 910.TextImage
BMC 6Pyrrhos, Kingdom of Epeiros. AR tetradrachm, 297-272 BC. 16.29 g. Head of Zeus Dodonaeus left, wreathed with oak, Θ and ΓA monogram below. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY, Dione seated left, holding transverse sceptre and raising the drapery from her shoulder. A below. BMC 6; SNG Cop 91; Niggeler 268 (this coin); Gulbenkian 914; Hoover HGC 261; Mionnet Supp. III, 10.TextImage
BMC 18Kingdom of Epirus, Phyrrhus AR Octobol. Head of Kore left, wreathed with grain, long torch behind / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY, Athena Alkis walking left, brandishing spear in right hand and holding shield on left arm, star above, thunderbolt in left field, E in right field. Jameson 1129, SNG Lloyd 1531. TextImage
BMC 40Pyrrhos, King of Epiros. 295-272 BC. AE26. Diademed head of Zeus Dodonaeus right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY, thunderbolt within oak wreath. TextImage
BMC 44Pyrrhos, Kingdom of Epeiros. AE21, 297-272 BC. 4.47 g. Laureate head of Zeus left. / B-ΠYΡ monogram above and beneath thunderbolt. BMC 44; Hoover HGC 271; SNG Evelpidis 1865; SNG Cop 102.TextImage
Liampi M18bPyrrhos, King of Epiros. AE 16 mm. Struck in Pella, Macedonia. Macedonian shield surrounded by six double crescents each with a dot, ΠYΡ monogram of Pyrrhos in the central boss. / Helmet, beneath which BA - ΣI divided by IMΛ monogram; all within oak-wreath. Liampi M18b; Hoover HGC 272; SNG Alpha Bank 971. TextImage
Mionnet II, 22Pyrrhos, Kingdom of Epeiros. AR didrachm, 297-272 BC. 8.19 g. Struck in Lokris Epizephyrioi. Helmeted head of Achilles left, with griffin left on bowl of helmet. A below. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY above and beneath Thetis reclining left on the back of a hippocamp leaping right, holding the shield of Achilles. Mionnet II, 22; BMC (Thessaly) 8; Hoover HGC 262; SNG Lloyd 657; Jameson 1128.TextImage
Paris 321Pyrrhos, King of Epeiros. AE18. 297-272 BC. 6.57 g. Helmeted head of Athena left, owl in right field. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY, corn ear with leaf within wreath. Paris 321; Mionnet II 28 (this coin); BMC 30.TextImage
Paris 322Pyrrhos, King of Epeiros. AE18. 297-272 BC. 6.22 g. Helmeted head of Athena left, thunderbolt in right field. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠYΡΡOY, corn ear with leaf within wreath. Paris 322; Mionnet II 29 (this coin).TextImage
SNG Evelpidis 1852Pyrrhos, Kingdom of Epeiros. AE19, 297-272 BC. 4.09 g. Laureate head of Zeus Dodonaeus left. / A-Π above and beneath thunderbolt, all within oak wreath. SNG Evelpidis 1852.TextImage
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Entry for Macedonia, Kings, Pyrrhos on the Digital Historia Numorum
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