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89000031

Ainianes. Hypata. Lot of 10 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 31. Estimate $500.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 10 coins.

(31.1) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 4th - 3rd century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 5.06 g, 3h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ r. down, ΩΝ l. up, Phemios, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 137, fig. 56. SNG Cop. 4. See also Nomos 4, 1015. VF, green patina with brown highlights, minor roughness on the reverse.

Ex CNG 76/1 (12 September 2007) 370, hammer $500.


(31.2) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 4th - 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (16.5mm, 2.39 g, 5h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, thunderbolt / ΑΙИ l. down, I in exergue, ΑΝΩΝ r. up, Phemios, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 136, fig. 55 var. [same obv. die but rev. inscription differs]. VF, dark green patina.

An obverse head of Zeus in fine style that points to a 4th rather than 3rd century date.

(31.3) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 4th - 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (22mm, 8.88 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, thunderbolt / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ r. down, ΩΝ (retrograde) l. up, Phemios, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Weber 2792 (same dies). Near EF, a rare, seldom encountered in decent shape coin, with a dark green patina, a few minor cleaning marks.

Acquired from E. Waddell, December 1999 for $200.

The style of this coin would place it, together with lot 31.2 above, in the 4th century BC.

(31.4) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 2.88 g, 4h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, thunderbolt / ΑΙΝΙ r. down, ΑΝΩΝ l. up, Phemios, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. SNG Evelpidis 1511; see also Nomos 4, 1016 corr. [rev. legend incorrectly divided]. VF, glossy very dark green patina, reverse somewhat weakly struck.


(31.5) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15.5mm, 2.12 g, 3h). Laureate head of Zeus to right; behind head, thunderbolt / ΑΙΝΙ r. down, ΑΝΩΝ l. up, Phemios, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. This style unrecorded(?) in literature. Near VF, dark green patina, surfaces are rough.

The obverse in high relief with a different depiction of Zeus; on the rev. there seems to be a quiver full of arrows above the shoulder of Phemios.

(31.6) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous or dichalkon (17.5mm, 3.96 g, 12h). Laureate and diademed(?) head of Zeus r. / ΑΙΝΙΑ above, [Ν]ΩΝ below, spearhead r. over jawbone of a boar; between them, star. Not in Rogers. NC 1953, p. 22, 4 and pl. I, 4. Fine, rough brown surfaces. Very rare. All the Aitolian types struck from the Ainianes are very rare and also very difficult to find in nice condition.


(31.7) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 3rd - 2nd centuries BC. Æ Chalkous or dichalkon (19mm, 4.44 g, 6h). Magistrate Αrist... Bearded head of Zeus r., monogram(?) behind / ΑΙΝ[ΙΑ] above, ΝΩΝ below; in the middle, ΑΡΙΣΤ, spearhead r. over jawbone of a boar; between them, magistrate’s name; to l., grapes. Rogers 140. Fine, green patina. Very rare.


(31.8) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 3rd - 2nd centuries BC. Æ Chalkous or dichalkon (18mm, 3.01 g, 12h). Magistrate Εpikrat... Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / ΑΙΝΙΑ above, [Ν]ΩΝ below; in the middle, ΕΠΙΚΡΑΤ[O]..., spearhead r. over jawbone of a boar; between them, magistrate’s name. Rogers 141 corr. [the visible name ends in O and not in I as Rogers thought]. See also Nomos 4, 1017. Near VF, dark green-brown patina, small flan split, some flatness on reverse. Very rare.


(31.9) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 3rd - 2nd centuries BC. Æ Chalkous or dichalkon (16mm, 3.84 g, 1h). Magistrate Tima... Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINI[A] above, NΩ[N] below; between them TIMA, spearhead r. over jawbone of a boar; between them, magistrate’s name. Not in Rogers but for magistrate see Rogers 158. VF, dark green patina with some dark red highlights. Very rare.


(31.10) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 3rd - 2nd centuries BC. Æ Chalkous or dichalkon (17.5mm, 4.85 g, 1h). Magistrate ...oulos [Euboulos?]. Laureate, diademed (?) and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINI[A] above, NΩN below; between them ...ΟΥΛΟΣ, spearhead r. over jawbone of a boar; between them, magistrate’s name. Fine, dark green patina with some pitting. Very rare.

Acquired January 1968 from Serge Boutin in Paris for 20 FF.