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89000045

Ainianes. Hypata. Lot of 11 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 45. Estimate $300.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 11 coins.

(45.1) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 7.39 g, 2h). Magistrate Antisthenes. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / [AIN]IAN[ΩN] l. up, ΑΝΤΙΣΘΕ[ΝΗΣ] r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 144. BMC p. 202, 18b. Fine, brass colour, a bit rough.

Acquired from Baldwin’s, January 1969, for £ 1.


(45.2) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 8.61 g, 1h). Magistrate Timi... Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / [AI]NIA[NΩN] l. up, ΤΙΜΙ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. See Rogers 143 to 148 and fig. 59 for the type only. This magistrate not in Rogers. Near VF, rough, dark green patina.


(45.3) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 7.58 g, 1h). Magistrate ...dis or...dio... Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / [A]INIANΩN l. up, ...ΔΗΣ or ...ΔΙΩ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. See Rogers 143 to 148 and fig. 59 for the type only. These magistrates not in Rogers. VF, dark green patina with some red.


(45.4) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 8.01 g, 6h). Magistrate Kleomach... Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINIAN[ΩN] l. up, ΚΛΕΟΜΑΧ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. See Rogers 143 to 148 and fig. 59 for the type only. This magistrate not in Rogers. VF, dark green patina, small area of corrosion at 7 o’clock on the reverse.


(45.5) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 7.93 g, 7h). Magistrate Hyparochos. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINIAN[ΩN] l. up, ΥΠΑΡΟΧΟΣ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 148 corr. [either misread by Rogers or the name is rendered shortened on another die - see note below]. VF, nice dark green patina.

The X and the last O of the magistrate’s name appear to be in ligature.

(45.6) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 7.65 g, 6h). Magistrate Stratios. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINIAN[ΩN] l. up, ΣΤΡΑΤΙΟΣ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 145. VF, dark green patina with some dark red areas.


(45.7) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (18.5mm, 7.62 g, 9h). Magistrate Galeos. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINIA[NΩ]N l. up, ΓΑΛΕΟΣ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. See Rogers 143 to 148 and fig. 59 for the type only. This magistrate not in Rogers. VF, green patina, a few adjustment marks along reverse edge.


(45.8) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 4.71 g, 2h). Magistrate Hippomachos. ΙΠΠΟΜΑΧ[ΟΥ] l. up circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / ΑΙΝΙΑ r. down, ΝΩΝ l. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 150 corr. [obviously misread ΙΠΠΟΜΑΧΟΥ for ΝΙΚΟΜΑΧΟΥ]. Near VF, slightly rough greenish brown patina.

Said to have been found on the island of Skyros.

(45.9) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 7.58 g, 11h). Magistrate Hippomachos. ΙΠΠΟΜΑΧ[ΟΥ] l. up circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / ΑΙΝΙΑ r. down, ΝΩN l. down but outwards, the Ns reversed, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 150 corr. [obviously misread ΙΠΠΟΜΑΧΟΥ for ΝΙΚΟΜΑΧΟΥ]. Near VF, green patina, slightly rubbed on the obverse high points.


(45.10) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 5.90 g, 3h). Magistrate Hippomachos. [ΙΠΠΟΜΑΧΟΥ] l. up circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINIA r. down, NΩN l. down and outwards, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 150 corr. [obviously misread ΙΠΠΟΜΑΧΟΥ for ΝΙΚΟΜΑΧΟΥ]. VF, green-brown patina with touches of red.


(45.11) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19.5mm, 5.87 g, 12h). Magistrates Antisthenes and Tima... ΑΝΤΙΣΘΕ❊Ν... l. up circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / AINIANΩ[N] l. up, ΤΙΜΑ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see Rogers 144 and 158 for the magistrates. Near VF, olive green patina, minor roughness and obv. off centre.

The star on the obverse divides the magistrate’s name.