Ancient Coinage of Thessaly, Peirasia

Also known as Pirassia, Asterium or Asterion, this town was situated near the confluence of the Apidanus and Enipeus. Leake remarks that the description may be applied to the hill of Vlokho, where there are some ruins which represent Asterium or Peiresia. Peiresia is said by Apollonius to have been near Mount Phylleium, which Leake supposes to be the heights separated by the river from the hill of Vlokho.

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Pendleton BL2Thessaly, Peirasia. Circa 350-300 BC. AE18mm, 5.27 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / ΠEIΡAΣIΩN, Athena Itonia standing right. Pendleton, "The coinage of Peirasia" SNR 87, BL2. TextImage

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