Ancient Coinage of Thessaly, Melitaia
Melitaia, formerly Pyrrha was situated on the northern slopes of Mt. Othrys, close to the river Enipeos.
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BCD Thessaly 458.3 Melita, Thessaly, AE14 Chalkous. Mid to late 4th c. BC. 2.4 gr. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus left, thunderbolt behind / MEΛI, Bee upwards, with outstretched wings. BCD Thessaly II 458.3. Text Image
Pozzi 2814 Melitaia, Thessaly, AE14, ca 400-344 BC. 1.78 g. Laureate head of Zeus left; thunderbolt behind / M-E-Λ-I, Bee. BCD Thessaly 458; Rogers 398; SNG Cop. 173; Pozzi 2814 (this coin). Text Image
Rogers 394 Melitaia, Thessaly, ca. 350 BC. AE Chalkous. 14.5mm, 1.89g. Laureate head of Zeus right; thunderbolt behind / M-E above, Λ-I below, Bee with spread wings. Rogers 394. Text Image
SNG Cop 173 Melitaia, Thessaly, AE15. 2.3 gr. Laureate head of Zeus left; thunderbolt behind / Bee. BCD Thessaly 458; Rogers 398; SNG Cop. 173; Traité 473. Text Image
Traite 470 var Melitaia, Thessaly. First half of the 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm 3.03 g. Laureate head of Zeus right, hair and moustache finely trimmed / M-E-Λ, Forepart of bull right, head slightly facing; all within an oak wreath with acorns. Cf. Traité IV, 470 and pl. CCLXXXVIII, 7 (Zeus/bull drachm). Text Image Click here for a list of Reference Abbreviations.