Ancient Coinage of Thessaly, Lamia


Because no ancient texts refer to the hero Philoktetes as shooting at birds with a bow, Bräuer, in "Heraklestaten" and the BMC describes this AE type as Herakles and the Stymphalian birds.

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BCD Thess. I, 1090Lamia, Thessaly, ca 400-350 BC. AR Obol. 11mm, 0.8 g. Head of young Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy /ΛAMIEΩN, amphora; to right, ivy leaf above, prochous to right. BCD Thessaly I 1090.TextImage
BCD Thess. II 125Lamia, Thessaly, ca 325-300 BC. AE Chalkous. 14mm, 1.77 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΛAMIEΩN, Herakles or Philoktetes standing right, shooting arrow at bird falling to right; quiver at lower right. BCD Thessaly II 125; Hoover HGC -; Bräuer type 1b.TextImage
BCD Thess. II 127.3Lamia, Thessaly, ca 350-300 BC. AR Hemidrachm, 16mm, 2.62 g. Head of young Dionysos left, wreathed with ivy / ΛAMIEΩN, amphora; ivy leaf above; to right, prochous with handle in right field. BCD Thessaly II 127.3; Hoover HGC 120.TextImage
BMC 2ffLamia, 400-344 BC, AR Hemidrachm. Head of young Dionysus left wreathed with ivy. / Amphora. TextImage
BMC 4ffLamia AR Obol. 400-344 BC. Head of young Dionysus left, wreathed with ivy / Amphora. TextImage
Hoover HGC 119Lamia, Thessaly, ca 400-375 BC. AR Hemidrachm. 15mm, 2.81 g. Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / ΛAMIEΩN, amphora; to right, prochous with handle to right. BCD Thessaly II 121; Hoover HGC 119.TextImage
Jameson 1083ALamia, Thessaly, ca 300 BC. AR drachm. 21mm, 5.44 g. Head of the nymph Lamia right, hair band and pendant earring / ΛAMIEΩN, youthful Herakles, naked, seated left on rocks covered by his cloak, holding bow and quiver with right hand on knee; left hand resting on the rock. Jameson 1083A (this coin); Bement II, 910.TextImage
Rogers 246Lamia, Thessaly, ca 400-350 BC. AE Chalkous. 17mm, 5.14 g. Head of nymph right, wreathed with reeds / Hydra. Traité IV 466 (Lamia); Rogers 246 (uncert. Heracleia Trachinia); Robinson & Clement, "Excavations at Olynthus Part IV", 734-736 (Lamia).TextImage
Rogers 385Lamia, Thessaly, ca 400-350 BC. AE Chalkous. 15mm, 2.08 g. Head of the nymph Lamia right, wearing earring and necklace / ΛAMIEΩN, Philoktetes, wearing pileus, reclining left on rocks, raising right hand and placing left on rocks; bow and quiver to left. Rogers (Malia) 385; BCD Thessaly II 128.3.TextImage
Rogers 386Lamia, Thessaly, ca 400-350 BC. AE Chalkous. 15mm, 1.42 g. Head of the nymph Lamia right / ΛAMIEΩN, Philoktetes, naked, sitting left on a rock on an island, dolphins swimming below. bow and quiver to left. Rogers 386.TextImage
Rogers 387Lamia, Thessaly, ca 400-350 BC. AE Chalkous. 15mm, 1.78 g. Head of the nymph Lamia right, wearing earring and necklace / ΛAMIEΩN, Herakles or Philoktetes kneeling facing on rock, one leg outstretched to right, turning upper body to shoot bow at (Stymphalian) birds, quiver below. Rogers (Malia) 387; BCD Thessaly II 128.2; BCD Thessaly I 1435.10; Lindgren 1396 (this coin).TextImage
Rogers 388Lamia, Thessaly, ca 400-350 BC. AE Chalkous. 15mm, 1.68 g. Head of the nymph Lamia right, wearing earring and necklace / ΛAMIEΩN, Herakles or Philoktetes kneeling right on one knee, shooting bow at (Stymphalian) birds, one falls before him; a second fallen bird between his legs, quiver to left. Rogers (Malia) 388; BMC 10-12; BCD Thessaly II 128.1; BCD Thessaly I 1091; Bräuer type 3.TextImage
SNG Cop 77Thessaly The Malienses at Lamia. Circa 400-344 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.36 gm). Wreathed head of young Dionysos left / Amphora; ivy leaf above, prochous (small jug) to right. BMC Thessaly 1. TextImage
SNG Cop 77Lamia, Thessaly, AR 1/4 stater, (2.57g) 400-344 BC, Head of Dionysos left. / ΛAMEΣΩN, Amphora. TextImage
SNGCop 75Thessaly - Lamia. 400-344 B.C. AR Hemidrachm. Head of young Dionysus l., wreathed with ivy. Reverse: Amphora; ivy-leaf above; prochous in field to r. TextImage
SNGCop 80Thessaly, Lamia c400-344 B.C. AR Obol. Head of young Dionysus left, wreathed with ivy / Amphora; ivy-leaf above. TextImage
SNGCop 87Lamia, Thessaly, AE12. c.400-344 BC, Helmeted head of Athena right / Herakles or Philoktetes standing right, shooting birds. TextImage
SNGCop 88Thessaly, Lamia. Circa 400-344 BC. AE 13mm. Helmeted head of Athena right / Herakles or Philoktetes shooting bow right. SNG Copenhagen 87-88. TextImage
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