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90041435
Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1435. Estimate CHF2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes, Atrax, Ekkarra, Gomphi, Gyrton, Halos, Homolion, Kierion, Krannon, Lamia, Larissa, Larissa Kremaste, Magnetes, Meliboia, Melitaia, Methylion, Metropolis, Oitaioi, Orthe, Pelinna, Perrhaiboi, Peuma, Phakion, Phalanna, Pharkadon, Pharsalos, Pherai, Proerna, Skotussa, Thebai, Trikka. Circa 4th-2nd Century BC. Lot of 31 bronze coins from 31 different Thessalian mints, many scarce or rare and all unusually well preserved. . Ainianes:1435.1 Dichalkon, 18 mm, 5.97 g 3. Head of Zeus to left/Slinger left. Rogers 137. From the Lindgren Collection, 1392, acquired in May 1991 for $125. Atrax:1435.2 Dichalkon, 15 mm, 3.63 g 6. Head of Zeus to left/Bull right. Rogers 163. Ekkarra:1435.3 Chalkous, 12 mm, 1.86 g 12. Head of Zeus left/Artemis. Rogers 207. Gomphi-Philippopolis:1435.4 Tetrachalkon, 19 mm, 7.20 g 12. Head of Hera facing/Zeus seated left. Rogers 215. Gyrton:1435.5 Dichalkon, 16 mm, 5.20 g 12. Helmeted head of Ares right/Head of Gyrtona right. Rogers 230. Halos:1435.6 Chalkous, 14 mm, 2.36 g 11. Head of Zeus right/Phryxos on ram. Rogers 242. Homolion:1435.7 Tetrachalkon, 21 mm, 7.26 g 9. Head of Philoktetes left/Serpent right. Rogers 259. Kierion:1435.8 Dichalkon, 15 mm, 2.17 g 9. Head of Zeus right/Arne right. Rogers 173. Krannon:1435.9 Dichalkon, 16 mm, 3.89 g 9. Horseman right/Hydria on cart. Rogers 201. Acquired from Baldwin’s in May 1970 for £1/15/-. Lamia:1435.10 Chalkous, 14 mm, 1.96 g 1. Head of Lamia right/Philoktetes right. Rogers 387. Larissa:1435.11 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 4.84 g 11. Head of Larissa left/ Horse feeding left. Rogers 294. Larissa Kremaste:1435.12 Chalkous, 13 mm, 2.24 g 9. Head of nymph right/Harpa in wreath. Rogers 317. Magnetes:1435.13 Tetrachalkon, 19 mm, 8.99 g 8. Head of Zeus right/Chiron right. Rogers 339. Meliboia:1435.14 Chalkous, 12 mm, 1.83 g 5. Head of nymph right/Bunch of grapes. Rogers 392. Melitaia:1435.15 Chalkous, 13 mm, 2.22 g 9. Head of Zeus left/Bee. Rogers 398.Acquired from Brian Kritt, February 1987 for $300. Methylion:1435.16 Dichalkon, 18 mm, 4.51 g 2. Male head left/Nike left. Rogers 405. Metropolis:1435.17 Dichalkon, 18 mm, 6.56 g 3. Head of Apollo right/Aphrodite left. Rogers 408. Acquired Michael Brandt, November 1991, DM 800. Oitaioi:1435.18 Dichalkon, 16 mm, 4.73 g 12. Head of Apollo right/Spearhead and jawbone. Rogers 418. Orthe:1435.19 Trichalkon, 23 mm, 7.64 g 10. Head of Athena right/Forepart of horse right. Rogers 421. Pelinna:1435.20 Chalkous, 13 mm, 2.11 g 12. Horseman right/Warrior left. Rogers 426. Perrhaiboi:1435.21 Tetrachalkon, 19 mm, 8.19 g 6. Facing head of Hera/Zeus. Rogers 438. Peuma:1435.22 Chalkous, 12 mm, 1.81 g 6. Head of Achilles right/Monogram. Rogers 442. Phakion:1435.23 Trichalkon, 20 mm, 5.34 g 11. Head of nymph right/Horseman right. Rogers 444. Phalanna:1435.24 Trichalkon, 20 mm, 7.65 g 11. Male head right, ΠΟ behind/Head of nymph right, Π behind. Rogers -, but cf. 450. Pharkadon:1435.25 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 2.23 g 6. Horse right/Star and crescent. Rogers 462-3 var. Pharsalos:1435.26 Chalkous, 15 mm, 2.96 g 11. Head of Athena left/Horseman right. Rogers 483. Pherai:1435.27 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 4.57 g 4. Head of Ennodia right/Lion’s head right. Rogers 512. Proerna:1435.28 Dichalkon, 17 mm, 3.61 g 11. Facing head of nymph/Demeter. Rogers 534. Skotussa:1435.29 Dichalkon, 15 mm, 2.91 g 3. Head of Herakles left/Forepart of horse right. Rogers 541. Thebai:1435.30 Dichalkon (see the tetrachalkon that appears as lot 348, above: the present coin is much smaller, thinner and lighter), 17 mm, 2.95 g 3. Head of Demeter left/Protesilaos to right. Rogers 550. Purchased in November 1996, but at a price so high BCD was too embarrassed to record it, just terming it, “expensive”! One hesitates even to imagine what that could be. Trikka:1435.31 Trichalkon, 22 mm, 8.17 g 12. Head of Trikka to right/Asklepios seated right. Rogers 552. A splendid group of Thessalian bronzes, all with nice patinas or toning, all unusually attractive, and all very well preserved. . About very fine or better (31).