Skotussa — A settlement in Thessaly
Skotussa an ancient town of Pelasgiotis in Thessaly, lying between Pherae and Pharsalus, near the frontiers of Phthiotis.

The territory of Scotussa were the hills called Cynoscephalae, which are memorable as the scene of two battles, one fought in B.C. 364, between the Thebans and Alexander of Pherae, in which Pelopidas was slain, and the other, of still greater celebrity, fought in B.C. 197, in which the last Philip of Macedonia was defeated by the Roman consul Flamininus.

In B.C. 191 Scotussa surrendered to Antiochus, but was recovered shortly afterwards, along with Pharsalus and Pherae, by the consul Acilius.

Modern location: Skotoussa, Greece
(1) Skotussa
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An AE unit struck c. 394-367 BC in Skotussa
Obverse: head of young Herakles left wearing lion's skin

Reverse: horse forepart right; Σ_KO ΦΠA

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 2.15 g
No notes for this coin
Rogers 541, fig. 299; Nomos 4, 1337; SNG Copenhagen 255.
(2) Skotussa
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An AR Hemiobol struck c. 400-350 BC in Skotussa
Obverse: head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin

Reverse: forepart of bridled horse right; ϟ_KO

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: -
No notes for this coin
BCD Thessaly II 742; SNG Alpha Bank 266