Pella — A settlement in Macedonia
Pella was an ancient city located in Macedonia, best known as the historical capital of Macedon in the time of Alexander the Great.

In Antiquity, Pella was a strategic port connected to the Thermaic Gulf by a navigable inlet, but the harbour and gulf have since silted up, leaving the site landlocked. It was probably built as the capital of the kingdom by Archelaus I, replacing the older palace-city of Aigai.

Pella was declared capital of the 3rd administrative division of the Roman province of Macedonia, and was possibly the seat of the Roman governor. Activity continued to be vigorous until the early 1st century BC.

Pella was promoted to a Roman Colony sometime between 45 and 30 BC and its currency was marked Colonia Iulia Augusta Pella. Despite this, it rapidly declined although parts of it continued to be occupied until the 4th century.

Modern location: Archaeological site
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An AR Tetradrachm struck 317-314 BC in Pella
Obverse: head of young Heracles in lionskin right

Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter boeotian shield left; snake under the throne, AΛEΞANΔPOY

Diameter: 0 mm
Die Orientation: 0 H
Weight: 17.19 g

struck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III ex CNG

Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
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An AE unit struck 306-283 BC in Pella
Obverse: macedonian shield with (ΔHP)

Reverse: macedonian helmet; BA _ ΣI

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.26 g
No notes for this coin
SGCV II 6774, SNG Cop 1224, AMNG 1, Newell 129 ff
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An AE unit struck 317-305 BC in Pella | Amphipolis
Obverse: young head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin

Reverse: lion reclining right, torch right; KAΣΣAN / ΔPOY / N

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.8 g
Kassander as regent
SNG München 991; SNG Alpha Bank 883-7; SNG Copenhagen 1140
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An AE unit struck 187-168 BC in Pella
Obverse: diademed head of Poseidon right

Reverse: inscription above and below club, all in oak wreath; MAKE / ΔONΩN / ? / (HP)?

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.46 g
overstrike coin was overstruck with issue of Pella, c. 168-31 BC (part of legend and wreath is visible) helmeted head of Roma or hero Perseus right inscription in oak wreath; ΠΕΛΛΗΣ (ΠΩEA)? / (ΠAP) SNG ANS 581; SNG Copenhagen 261
Laffaille323 var. BMC.52 Cop.1296
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An AR Tetrobol struck c. 185-168 BC in Pella | Amphipolis
Obverse: head of Maenad right wreathed with vine leaves and grapes, wearing necklace and earrings

Reverse: stern of galley right, star above; MAKE / ΔONΩN, M?

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 1.9 g
No notes for this coin
SGCV I 1384, SNG Cop 1292
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An AE unit struck 179-168 BC in Pella | Amphipolis
Obverse: head of Perseus (hero) right wearing winged helmet peaked with griffin head; harpa right

Reverse: eagle facing, head right; B_A / (ΠEP) / A (ΓH)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
SNG Alpha Bank 1135-42 var.
(7) Pella
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An AE unit struck 187-168/167 BC in Pella
Obverse: laureated head of Apollo right

Reverse: lyre; ΠΕΛΛΗΣ / (?) AKΦ

Diameter: 18 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.61 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 11; SNG ANS 587
(8) Pella
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An AE unit struck 187-168/167 BC in Pella
Obverse: laureated head of Apollo right

Reverse: lyre; ΠΕΛΛΗΣ

Diameter: 16 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 5.74 g
No notes for this coin
BMC 11; SNG ANS 587
(9) Pella
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An AE unit struck 187-31 BC in Pella
Obverse: head of Pan right, pedum (shepherd's crook) at his shoulder

Reverse: Athena Alkidemos holding spear and shield advancing right; ΠΕΛ / ΛΗΣ, (ΠΩPA) / (?)

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 8.07 g
No notes for this coin
BMC #5; Sear #1445; Moushmov #6449; SNG ANS 577
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An AE unit struck 222-235 AD in Pella
Obverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIS AVG, Bust of Alexander facing right, wearing crown

Reverse: COL IVL AVG PELLA, City-goddess seated facing left, wearing kalathos, right hand raised to her head

Diameter: 25 mm
Die Orientation: 2 H
Weight: 10.11 g
Engraving error in obverse inscription, PIS should be PIVS.

Variety to listings referenced is this coin has Alexander wearing a crown as opposed to the laurel wreath.
Varbanov 3735 var.; Moushmov 6479 var.
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An AE unit struck 222-235 AD in Pella
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse: Pan seated left on rock, raising arm over head, hand elbow resting on syrinx

Diameter: 26 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 9.12 g
No notes for this coin
No references provided for this coin