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90041436
Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1436. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Augustus - Gallienus. A lot of 10 bronze coins, all minted by the Thessalian League during Roman times. . Thessalian League: 1436.1Augustus. Assarion, c. 23/22 BC. 20 mm, 7.98 g 12. Head right/Athena left. Burrer 13, 1 (this coin). RPC 1425. 1436.2Tiberius. Diassarion, 23 mm, 16.66 g 6. Radiate head of Divus Augustus left/Apollo. Burrer p. 124, 8. RPC 1430. 1436.3Claudius. Diassarion, 22 mm, 11.89 g 1. Bust of Livia left/Larissa standing left. Burrer 40. RPC 1434 (but wrongly classed under Tiberius). 1436.4Nero. Assarion, circa 66-68, 20 mm, 7.69 g 12. Radiate head of Nero right/Youth struggling with bull to right. Burrer 35. RPC 1440. 1436.5Faustina II. Diassarion. 24 mm, 11.86 g 10. Bust of Faustina right/Athena Itonia right. Rogers 98. 1436.6Septimius Severus. Triassarion. 23 mm, 8.05 g 11. Laureate bust of Severus right/Triga to right. Rogers 102. 1436.7Septimius Severus. Assarion. 20 mm, 5.91 g 7. Bust of Septimius Severus to right/Warrior to right. Rogers 100. 1436.8Caracalla, sole reign, 212-217. Triassarion. 22 mm, 7.77 g 7. Bearded bust right/Nike in triga right. Rogers 112 ff. 1436.9Caracalla, sole reign, 212-217. Assarion. 18 mm, 6.15 g 2. Laureate head right/Warrior to right. Rogers 110. 1436.10Gallienus, sole reign, 261-268. Triassarion. 21 mm, 5.93 g 12. Radiate bust of Gallienus to right/Nike in triga to right. Rogers 131. All scarce to rare and all above average in condition. About very fine or better (10).


This lot provides a good overview of the Imperial coinage of the Thessalian League.