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89000043

Ainianes. Hypata. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 43. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(43.1) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm or Tetrobol (15mm, 2.44 g, 12h). Magistrate Perikleadas. ΠΕΡΙΚΛΕΑΔΑΣ l. down and to r., head of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet on which pegasos / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ[ΩΝ] l. up, 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; to r., wheat ear. Ward 436 (same obv. die). Near VF, toned, small mark in the field above the head, rev. partly flat struck.

Ex Vinchon 22 February 1971, 96 (part).

Although both ASW and this writer retain the same late chronology for the large and small denominations with the Athena head on the obverse, it may be that the small coins were struck earlier than the didrachms.

(43.2) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm or Tetrobol (16.5mm, 2.36 g, 12h). Magistrate Daimene... [Δ]ΑΙΜΕΝΕ l. down, head of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet on which pegasos / [A]INIANΩ[N] l. up, 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; to r., wheat ear. See Egger XXVII (26 November 1909) 327 (same dies); see also SNG Lockett 1548 = Naville - Ars Classica VI (28 January 1929) Bement I, 905 = J. Hirsch XXXII (14 November 1912) 470 (same dies). VF, minor porosity under old collection toning. From the collection of Général de Grandprey.

Acquired from Serge Boutin in Paris, November 1967, for $80 and ex L. Ciani, 20 February 1935, Grandprey 118 (part, this coin illustrated) corr. [weight listed as 2.45 instead of the correct 2.36].

Callataÿ 2004 has not been included in the above references on purpose as there has been a misreading of the obverse name on die combinations 17 and 18. On p. 135, nos. 17 to 21 should all be in the same group with this coin, sharing the same magistrate on their obverses, ΔΑΙΜΕΝΕ...

(43.3) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm or Tetrobol (15mm, 2.34 g, 1h). Magistrate Pericleadas (?). Head of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet / AINIANΩ[N] l. up, [Π]ΕΡΙΚΛΕ[Α], 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. BMC p. 11, 14 and pl. II, 3 (same obv. die). VF, flan striking splits at obv. 3 and 9 o’clock.

See also Callataÿ 2004, p. 135, 16 corr. [the Paris coin, illustrated in reduced size in Liampi 1990, p. 329, fig. 13, does not share an obverse die with the above BMC coin. On the other hand, its reverse die appears to be identical to the reverse die of this coin].