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89000040

Ainianes. Hypata. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 40. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(40.1) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Trihemidrachm or Stater (22mm, 7.41 g, 1h). Magistrate Epikrates. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, pegasus and four horse protomes / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ΕΠΙΚΡΑ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Callataÿ, Argent, p. 127, 3. BMC 7. VF, dark toning, slightly uneven. Same obv. die (but different magistrate) with SNG Fitzwilliam 2359.

Ex DNW 69 (15 March 2006) 1734, hammer £ 410.

According to the DNW cataloguer this coin is “ex Eden collection” and also “ex Lockett” (but not in the Glendining auction or SNG Lockett).

(40.2) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Trihemidrachm or Stater (25mm, 7.55 g, 12h). Magistrate Ariston. ΑΡΙΣΤΩΝ l. down, head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, Pegasos and four horse protomes / ΑΙΝΙ l. up, ΑΝΩΝ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Callataÿ, Argent, p. 133, 74 (this coin). SNG Cop. 17. Good VF, lightly toned.


(40.3) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Trihemidrachm or Stater (27mm, 7.60 g, 12h). Magistrate Ameinokleas. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, Pegasos and four horse protomes / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ΑΜΕΙΝΟΚΛΕΑΣ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. In field r. palm branch symbol with two ribbons hanging from it. Callataÿ, Argent, p. 129, 17 (this coin). SNG Cop. 11. VF, obverse die shift, dark old collection toning.

Ex Spink Zurich 11 (27 October 1983) 632, hammer CHF 1000.


(40.4) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Trihemidrachm or Stater (25mm, 7.84 g, 12h). Magistrate Mynnion. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, pegasus and four horse protomes / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ΜΥΝΝΙΩΝ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. In field r., inside the legend, club symbol downwards with the top as a caduceus. Callataÿ, Argent, p. 129, 26 (this coin). See also NC 1936, p. 181. Good VF, obverse die worn, attractive old collection toning.

Ex Hess 253 (8 March 1983) 159, hammer CHF 1500; R. Ratto 4 April 1927, 985; Sotheby’s 20 January 1914 (Cumberland Clark) 165; Merzbacher [21] (2 November 1909) 2811; Sotheby’s 22 April 1909 (White - King) 133; Egger [17](28 November 1904) Prowe 652.

The pedigree notes on the above Callataÿ 2004 reference need to be corrected to match this pedigree.