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Research Coins: Affiliated Auction

 
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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1192. Estimate CHF125. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Magnetes. Perhaps Antonine. 2nd Century AD. Semis (Bronze, 14mm, 3.42 g 6). Centaur Chiron walking to right, holding lyre. Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤωΝ / [ΑΡ]Γω The galley Argo with three rowers to right. Moustaka 188 this coin, but dated to the 1st century AD. Extremely rare, an interesting little coin with a dark patina. Good very fine.


The date of this coin is quite uncertain - its fabric could well be quite late, perhaps even of the time of Gallienus, but the carefully done lettering argues for it to be earlier.