Ancient Coinage of Thessaly, Peparethos

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Peparethos, modern day Skopelos, is a Greek island in the western Aegean Sea. It is said to have been founded by Staphylus ("grape"), one of the sons of Dionysos. In the late Bronze Age the island was colonised by Cretans who began cultivating vinyards and wine from the island soon became famous.
Balcer 8Peparethos, Thessaly, AR tetradrachm, ca 470 BC. 27mm. ΠE to right of bunch of grapes / No legend, Dionysos, bearded and wearing long robe, seated left on stool, holding kantharos and thyrsos, all within incuse square. Balcer 8 in SNR 1967; Traité IV, 758; Wroth Type V in Jour. Hell. Stud. XXVII; Bernhart Dionysos 765.TextImage
BMC 1Peparethos, Thessaly, AE, 1.87 gr. Ca. 361-340 BC. Bearded head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / Π-E to left and right of kantharos, bunches of grapes hanging from handles, ivy leaf above. SNG Cop. 360; BMC 1; Rogers 559.TextImage
BMC 7Peparethus, Thessaly, AE15, 2nd C. BC. Head of young Dionysos right, crowned with ivy / ΠE Π-A Ρ-H above and to left and right of kantharos. BMC Thessaly, 7; SNG Cop 363; SNG Munich 273.TextImage
BMC 8Peparethos, Thessaly. 1st century BC. AE Chalkous, 13mm, 1.71 g. Veiled head of Demeter right, wreathed with grain ears / Π-E Π in two lines across fields, thyrsos on two crossed torches; unclear triangular symbol below. Rogers 564 corr; BMC 8 corr. (rev. legend). TextImage
BMC 9Peparethus, Thessaly, AE15, 1.45 gr. 361-340 BC. Head of young Dionysos right, crowned with ivy / ΠEΠAΡHΘIΩN around kantharos, beside it, palm. BMC 9; Mionnet II, 6; Hunterian 2; Rogers 565, Fig. 320.TextImage
BMC 9Peparethos, Thessaly. 1st century BC. AE Dichalkon, 16mm, 3.83 g. Head of young Dionysos right, crowned with ivy; border of dots / ΠEΠAΡHΘIωN, kantharos, transverse palm branch behind it. Rogers 565; BMC 9. TextImage
CNG 239, 81Peparethos, Thessaly. Ca 197-100 BC. AE12, 1.84 g. Head of youthful Dionysos left / Kantharos. BMC -; Mionnet -; Rogers -; SNG Copenhagen -; Joy -. Possibly unpublished with head left.TextImage
Imhoof GM 55Peparethos, Thessaly, AR tetrobol. 2.3 gr. Bunch of grapes / Phrygian cap within incuse square. Imhoof, Gr. M. 55.TextImage
Lanz 153, 203Peparethos, Thessaly, AR Drachm, 2nd cent. BC. 3.97 g. Head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / ΠEΠAΡIHN, Dionysos seated left on chair, right leg drawn back, foot on footstool, holding kantharos and thyrsos, bunch of grapes over A in left field, ΠA monogram under chair. Unpublished. Lanz 153, 203.TextImage
Rogers 567Peparethos, Thessaly. 1st century BC. AE Dichalkon 15mm, 2.76 g. Helmeted head of Athena right / Π-E Π-A in two lines to left and right of bunch of grapes with two tendrils, one with a vine leaf, hanging from horizontal vine branch. Rogers 567. TextImage
Traite 758Peparethos, Thessaly, AR tetradrachm. ΠE (double struck) to right of bunch of grapes / Dionysos seated left, holding kantharos and thyrsos. Traité II-4, 758; Balcer 8.TextImage
Traite 759Peparethos, Thessaly, AR tetradrachm. 16.90 gr. Bunch of grapes / Agon or Boreas running right. Traité 759; Balcer 1.TextImage
Traite 761Peparethos, Thessaly, AR tetradrachm. 16.7 gr. Bunch of grapes with star to left and right / Staphylos riding dolphin left, within incuse square. Traité II-4, 761; Balcer 6.TextImage
Traite 767Peparethos, Thessaly, AR tetrobol. 2.79 gr, 15mm. Bunch of grapes / Kantharos within incuse square. Traite II-4, 767; McClean 7328; Balcer 12.TextImage
AUGUSTUS
RPC 1420Augustus AE19 3-Assaria of Peparethos, Thessaly, 6.47 g. ΣEBAΣ, bare head of Augustus right / ΠEΠA downwards on left, bearded head of Dionysos right. Rogers 568; RPC 1420. TextImage
RPC 1420 (2)Augustus AE19 3-Assaria of Peparethos, Thessaly, 19.5mm, 9.08 g. ΣEBAΣ, bare head of Augustus right, countermark of two torches crossed over thyrsos, in circular incuse / ΠEΠA downwards on left, bearded head of Dionysos right. Rogers 569; RPC 1420. (Countermark Howgego 488 var). TextImage
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