THESSALY, Magnetes. Time of Nero.
|Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1190. Estimate CHF200.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011.
Sold For CHF700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 18mm, 4.83 g 7). ΜΑΓΝ - ΗΤωΝ Draped bust of Asklepios to right. Rev.
Asklepios seated left on backless throne; holding staff in his left hand and caressing serpent with his right. Rogers 356. Dark patina. Boldly struck obverse. Good very fine.
The lettering on this coin seems very close to that found on the following coin of Nero, thus the suggested date.
A note from BCD: The Greek Imperials (or Roman Provincials) of Magnetes have been one of the most challenging areas in this collector’s quest for completion. They are seldom encountered in any condition and the unworn and attractive specimens are real rarities. ASW’s selection only skims the surface of this very interesting and varied coinage.