Ancient Coinage of Thessaly, Olea


This is the only coin type known to have been struck in Olea. The location of the town is still unknown. The same obverse and reverse images were also struck by the same magistrate in Methylion, Thessaly, but with a different legend on the obverse. One can presume that Olea was not far from Methylion.

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Franke SM37p2 Thessaly, Olea 12mm. 5th century BC. OΛ-EA, grain ear within partially opened husk; stem remaining / MENEKΡATOYΣ (retrograde) ram standing right on double groundline; all within circular incuse. TextImage
See also: Search for Olea at CoinArchives.com
Entry for Olea on the Digital Historia Numorum
Search for Olea in the British SNG Volumes' Database at the Fitzwilliam Museum