Ancient Coinage of Thessaly, Demetrias


Demetrias, a principle trading town of Thessaly, was re-founded by Demetrios Poliorketes. Its coinage (struck 302-286 BC) was limited to hemidrachms and a few very rare bronzes.

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BCD 63 (1)Demetrias, Thessaly. AE13, ca 290 BC. 1.44 g. Wreathed female head right, wearing pendant earring and with the hair pulled up. / Δ-HMHTΡI-A-ΔO-Σ anticlockwise from centre left, elaborate prow right, its top curling backwards. BCD 63-1; Rogers 206 corr. (all comparative refs are incorrect).TextImage
BCD 63 (2)Demetrias, Thessaly, AE11, ca. ca 287-285 BC. 0.97 g. Head of Artemis left, her hair gathered in a bun at the back of her head. / ΔHMH..., prow right. BCD 63 (2); Furtwängler (unpublished ms) p. 405 and plate 25, B3.TextImage
BMC 1
Sear SG 2077
Demetrias, Thessaly, AR hemidrachm. Ca 290 BC. Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΔHMH-TΡIEΩN above and beneath prow right, IΣ monogram in left field. BMC 1; SNG Cop 48-49.TextImage
McClean 4567Demetrias, Thessaly, ca 290 BC. AR Hemidrachm. 2.38 gr. Bust of Artemis to right, with quiver over shoulder; IΣ monogram below / ΔHMH-TΡIEΩN above and beneath prow left. BMFA 872; McClean 4567.TextImage
SNG Cop 45Demetrias, Thessaly, AR hemidrachm, 290 BC. 2.39 gr. Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΔHMH-TΡIOΣ above and beneath prow right with star on deck. SNG Cop. 45.TextImage
SNG Cop 46Demetrias, Thessaly, AR hemidrachm. Ca 290 BC. Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΔHMH-TΡIEΩN above and beneath prow right, Σ in left field. SNG Cop 46; Moustaka 61.TextImage
Winterthur 28Demetrias, Thessaly, AR tetrobol, 2.37 gr. 302-286 BC. Head of Artemis right, quiver over shoulder / ΔHMH-TΡIEΩN above and beneath prow right, IΣ monogram in left field. BMC 1; Bloesch Winterthur 28.TextImage
See also: Entry for Demetrias on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Demetrias in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum

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