Thasos — A settlement in Thrace
Thasos is an island and a town located in the North Aegean Sea.

The island was colonised at an early date by Phoenicians, attracted probably by its gold mines; they founded a temple to the god Melqart, whom the Greeks identified as "Tyrian Heracles", and whose cult was merged with Heracles in the course of the island's Hellenization.

Around 650 BC, or a little earlier, Greeks from Paros founded a colony on Thasos. Thasian power, and sources of its wealth, extended to the mainland, where the Thasians owned gold mines even more valuable than those of the island; their combined annual revenues amounted to between 200 and 300 talents.

In the conflict between Philip V of Macedonia and the Romans, Thasos submitted to Philip, but received its freedom at the hands of the Romans after the Battle of Cynoscephalae (197 BC), and it was still a "free" state in the time of Pliny.

Modern location: Thasos, Greece
(1) Thasos
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An AR Trihemiobol struck c. 411-350 BC in Thasos
Obverse: Satyr holding kantharos, kneeling left; grasshopper left

Reverse: amphora; ΘAΣ_IΩN

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.73 g
No notes for this coin
Vgl. Lanz: Auktion 82 (24.11.1997) Nr. 110; Auction 114 (26.05.2003) Nr. 80
(2) Thasos
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An AR Tritartemorion struck 411-404 BC in Thasos
Obverse: head of Satyr left

Reverse: two dolphins - upper to the left, lower to the right; ΘAΣI

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.4 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 1033-1034; Le Rider 12; HGC 340; Beoetia p. 52. Traité III, 347. BCD Boiotia 280
(3) Thasos
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An AR Hemiobol struck c. 463-411 BC in Thasos
Obverse: dolphin left; ••

Reverse: quadripartite incuse square

Diameter: -
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 0.2 g
No notes for this coin
Le Rider 10; SNG Cop -; BMC 23 var (no pellets)
(4) Thasos
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An AR Stater struck 500-480 BC in Thasos
Obverse: Nude Satyr in kneeling-running stance to right, carrying off a protesting nymph

Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square

Diameter: 20 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 7.06 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Copenhagen 1010-1011; HGC 6, 331