Ancient Coinage of Thyessos, Lydia



Thyessos has been greatly overlooked due to the extreme scarcity of its coins and the fact that early (and some modern day) numismatists erroneously attribute(d) coins with "ΘY" to Thymbra in Troas, although coins with this legend are only rarely found in Troas. Thanks to the in-depth research by Dinšer Savas Lenger, we now know the town and its mint did exist - in Lydia.
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BMC 1-3Thyessos, Lydia. AE17. ca 4th Century BC. 6.34 g. Laureate head of Zeus Ammon left with ram's horn. / Θ-Y between two rays of an eight-rayed star. BMC 1-3 (Thymbra); SNG von Aulock 1584 (ditto). Reattributed from Thymbra Troas to Thyessos, Lydia in 2017.TextImage
BMC 4Thyessos, Lydia. AE18. 400-300 BC. 5.87 g. Laureate head of Zeus Ammon left with ram's horn. / Θ-Y and HΡ monogram between the rays of an eight-rayed star. BMC 4 (Thymbra); SNG Lewis 869. Reattributed from Thymbra Troas to Thyessos, Lydia in 2017.TextImage
Mionnet IV, 1018Thyessus, AE22 civic issue. 21.5 mm, 4.03 g. Laureate, female head right / ΘYEΣ-ΣEΩN, spear-head. Mionnet IV, 1018; Anson II 701; Head, HN p. 554; Eckhel, III, p. 123.TextImage
Weber 5443Thyessos, Lydia. AE16, 2.64 g, 400-300 BC. Helmeted head of Athena left. / Q-Y, torch within wreath. Weber 5443 ("Thymbra, Troas"); Lindgren I 383A (ditto). Reattributed from Thymbra Troas to Thyessos, Lydia in 2017.TextImage