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Ancient Coinage of Thessaly, Hypata



Hypata, (modern day Ypati, Greece), not far from the pass at Thermopylae had been in the Aitolian League since 302 BC. It was conquered by the Romans in 192 BC and became prosperous in the second century AD. Only one single, extremely rare coin type with the city name is known.
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BMC (Hypata) 1Hypata, Thessaly. AE19, Dichalkon, 5.80 gr. Laureate head of Zeus right, thunderbolt behind head / UPATAIWN, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. BMC (Hypata) 1; Rogers 267.TextImage
BMC (Aenianes) 3Aenianes, Thessaly, Struck in Hypata. Mid 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm 15mm, 2.80 g. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus left / AINIANWN, the hero Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard, chlamys over shoulders and left arm, standing left, head right, hurling a javelin and holding his petasos as a small shield; on the ground line between his feet, the letter F sideways. BMC (Aenianes) 3; SNG München 1. Warren pl. XVI, 680. BMC_3TextImage
See also: Hypata Tourist information website

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