|CNG 90, Lot: 1. Estimate $200.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 350s-340s BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.73 g, 5h). Hypata mint. Laureate head of Zeus left / Warrior (Phemios), holding shield and cloak, wearing sword, preparing to throw javelin right. Liampi, Beitrag
Group I, 1; BCD Thessaly II 27 (same rev. die). Near VF, slightly iridescent toning.
From the BCD Collection.
Classical Numismatic Group is pleased to present another selection of coins of Thessaly from the BCD Collection. This offering is supplemental to the main sale of BCD Thessaly in Triton XV, and the previous sale of select pieces in Nomos 4. More BCD Thessaly coins will be offered by CNG in future print and electronic sales.
The dating and arrangement of the coinage generally follows that presented in the Triton XV sale, with some modifications. A discriminating reader of the previous BCD Thessaly sales should have recognized a scholarly debate between BCD (who cataloged the Triton sale) and the cataloger of the Nomos 4 sale (ASW) regarding the dating of various coin series. This resulted in some series being dated differently in the two sales. In private discussion with the present cataloger, BCD stressed that his own dating was subjective, and he was welcome to different interpretations. Thus, the present selection sometimes follows the Nomos dating, sometimes the Triton XV dating, and sometimes has totally different dating from either of those sales. In any event, any disparity between the dating schemes is relatively minimal.
All of the coins offered in this selection were in the possession of Classical Numismatic Group’s Lancaster, PA office as of May 2011.