Wildwinds

Ancient Coinage of Messenia, Messene

Browse the Messene page with thumbnail images.

BCD Pelop. 739-1Messena, Messenia. AE Trichalkon, 16mm. 3.94 gr. Late 2nd-early 1st Century BC. Wreathed head of Demeter right / M-E, Zeus standing right, brandishing thunderbolt and holding eagle on outstretched arm; Q above star to left; tripod to right. Grandjean 583a; BCD Peloponnesos 739.1.TextImage
BCD Pelop. 762Messene, Messenia. AE18, Pseudo-autonomous AE Hemiobol or Hexichalkon. 5.74 g, time of Nero (?). MECCHNIWN, turreted, draped and veiled bust of Messene right / Zeus Soter standing facing, head right, holding sceptre and eagle; to right, wreath. Grandjean 687; BCD Peloponnesos 762 (this coin).TextImage
BMC 4 varMessene, Messenia, AE18. 370-280 BC. 4.16 g. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / M-E, tripod. BMC 4 var (head left).TextImage
BMC 6Messene, Messenia, AE20 Chalkous. 370-330 BC. 3.81 g. Head of Demeter left, wreathed with corn / Large ME. BMC 6; Grandjean 31; Mionnet Supp. IV, 8; BCD Peloponnesos 703.1.TextImage
BMC 17vMessenia, Messene, AR Triobol. Mid 2nd - mid 1st century BC. Polykles, magistrate. Diademed head of Zeus right / ME-S (ME ligate), tripod; PO-LU/KL-HS in two lines across field; all within laurel wreath. SNGCop 507. TextImage
BMC 28Messene, Messenia, AE17 trichalkon. 180-150 BC. 3.28 g. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / M-E to left and right of Zeus striding right, brandishing thunderbolt, holding eagle on left hand, tripod in right field, O over star in left field. BMC 28; Grandjean 584a (this coin); BCD 739.1.TextImage
BMC 32Messene, Messenia, AE20 trichalkous. 180-150 BC. 7.14 g. Magistrate Dexias. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / ME and DEXIAS to left of Zeus striding right, brandishing thunderbolt, holding eagle on left hand, tripod in right field. BMC 32; Mionnet II, 18; BCD Peloponnesos 717.TextImage
BMC 37Messene, Messenia, AE20 Trichalkon. 40-30 BC. 3.84 g. Magistrate Nikarchos. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / NIKARCOS to left, ME monogram to right of Zeus standing right, holding upright sceptre, eagle on outstretched left arm, tripod and wreath in right field. BMC 37; BCD Peloponnesos 748; Mionnet Supp. IV, 10; Hoover HGC, 579.TextImage
BMC 39Messenia, Messene, after 281 BC. AE17mm. Head of Demeter right / Bunch of grapes on stalk with leaves; monogram and symbol to right. SNG Cop. 523-524; BMC 39-40.TextImage
BMC 40Messene, Messenia, AE16 trichalkon. 180-150 BC. 2.83 g. Head of Demeter right, wreathed with corn / ME monogram to right of bunch of grapes, DI above in wreath. BMC 39-40. Grandjean 574a (this coin).TextImage
BMC 41Messene, Messenia, AE12 Chalkous. ca 35 BC. 1.96 g. Laureate head of Zeus right / M-E to left and right of tripod. BMC 41; Mionnet II, 26; Grandjean 657b (this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 757.TextImage
BMC 118Messene AR Hemidrachm. 196-146 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, O left, N right, OP above, M below; all within laurel-wreath. Agrinion 325d-e. TextImage
Clerk_106vAchaean League, Messene AR Hemidrachm. 191-183 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, M-E below, all in wreath. BCD 707.1. TextImage
SNG Cop 516Messene, Messenia, AE unit. 370-280 BC. 6.04 g. Head of Demeter left, wreathed with corn / ME to left of Zeus striding right, brandishing thunderbolt, holding eagle on left hand, tripod in left field. Magistrate's name ..IWN downwards in right field. SNG Cop 516.TextImage
SNG Cop 522Messene, Messenia, AE Trichalkon. 40-30 BC. 4.85 g. Magistrate Nikarchos. Laureate head of Asklepios right / NIKAR-COS to left, ME monogram to right of serpent-entwined staff. SNG Cop 522; Popken 7418.TextImage
Sear #2847Massenia, Messene, AR tetrobol. 3rd century BC. Head of Zeus right / ME S, tripod inside wreath. TextObvRev
Sear #2848Messenia, Messene AR Tetradrachm. ca 183-182 BC. Sosikrates, magistrate. Wreathed head of Demeter right / MESSANIWN, Zeus Ithomatas striding right, brandishing thunderbolt in right hand, left arm outstretched over tall tripod; SWSIKRA between arm & tripod. BMC 11, McClean 6712. TextImage
Sear #2849Massenia, Greece, AR Tetrobol. 3rd century BC. Head of Zeus right / ME S Tripod inside wreath. TextObvRev
Sear #2853Messenia, Messene. ca 280-146 BC. AE 20mm. Head of Demeter right / Zeus Ithomates standing right with thunderbolt overhead & eagle; ME monogram & tripod before, DAMIWN left. SNG Cop 512, BMC 29. TextImage
See also: Search the Perseus Project database for coins of Messene
Entry for Messenia, Messene on the Digital Historia Numorum

Coins Main PageBrowse by Sear Greek Coins NumberGreek Coins by City or RulerSearch All Entries

Click here for a list of Reference Abbreviations.