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
Pendleton O1Peirasia, Thessaly, AR obol, 11 mm, 0.83 g. 350-300 BC. Youthful male head right. / ΠEIΡAΣIEΩN, Warrior, naked, holding spear and shield, in fighting stance left. Pendleton O1; BCD Thessaly II 504; Moustaka 140.TextImage
Pendleton O2Peirasia, Thessaly, AR obol, 11 mm, 0.8 g. 350-300 BC. Youthful male head left. / ΠEIΡAΣIEΩN, Warrior, naked, holding spear and shield, in fighting stance left. Pendleton O2 (this coin); BCD Thessaly II 505.TextImage
Pendleton T2cPeirasia, Thessaly, AR Trihemiobol, 14 mm, 1.03 g. 4th century BC. Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested helmet. / (ΠEI)Ρ(AΣ)I anticlockwise and partially retrograde), helmeted rider on horseback right, wearing chiton, holding spear in raised right hand. Pendleton T2c (this coin); BCD (CNG 311), 223.TextImage