Magnetes Authority in Tribe from to .
The Magnetes were an ancient Greek tribe. In book 2 of the Iliad Homer includes them in the Greek Army that is besieging Troy, and identifies their homeland in Thessaly, in part of what is still known as Magnesia. They later also contributed to the Greek colonisation by founding two prosperous cities in Western Anatolia, Magnesia on the Maeander and Magnesia ad Sipylum.

Provincial coins were struck from the time of Augustus possibly until the time of Trebonianus Gallus. Note that the legend MAΓNHTΩN was also used on coins struck in Magnesia ad Sipylum (Lydia) and Magnesia ad Maeandrum (Ionia).
(1) Magnetes
An AE unit struck 197-146 BC in Demetrias
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus left

Reverse: Centaur holding branch right, owl below; MAΓNHTΩN

Diameter: 20.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 8.75 g
No notes for this coin
SNG Cop 160, BMC 34.8-9