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89000047

Ainianes. Hypata. Lot of 6 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 47. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 6 coins.

(47.1) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.31 g, 12h). Magistrate Tolmaios. ΤΟΛΜΑΙΟΣ from top, r. down circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ - Ω[Ν] l. up, Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard and a chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing left, facing front with his head turned to right, hurling a javelin with his right hand and holding his petasos as if it were a small shield with his left; below and to r., monogram. Weber 2789 var. [star below monogram]. VF, toned, flan crack at rev. 6 o’clock, a few small scratches.

Acquired from Spink in London, April 1984, for £ 180. Ex Naville - Ars Classica V (18 June 1923) BM duplicates, 1725.


(47.2) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.13 g, 12h). Magistrate Tolmaios. ΤΟΛΜΑΙΟΣ from top, r. down circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard and a chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing left, facing front with his head turned to right, hurling a javelin with his right hand and holding his petasos as if it were a small shield with his left; below and to r., star. Weber 2790. VF, toned, edges somewhat rough.

Ex Vinchon 11 April 1988, 389 (part); R. Ratto 4 April 1927, 988; J. Hirsch XXV (29 November 1909) 582.


(47.3) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.37 g, 12h). Magistrate Tolmaios. ΤΟΛΜ[ΑΙΟΣ] from bottom, r. up circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, die flaw on the first two letters, Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard and a chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing left, facing front with his head turned to right, hurling a javelin with his right hand and holding his petasos as if it were a small shield with his left; below and to r. monogram over star. Weber 2789; Pozzi (Boutin) 2720 (this coin). VF, fine old collection toning.

Ex Peus 284 (9 December 1974) 227, hammer DM 410 and from the collection of S. Pozzi (not in auction catalogue).


(47.4) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15.5mm, 2.28 g, 1h). Magistrate Derkias. ΔΕΡΚΙΑΣ from top, r. down circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩ[Ν] l. up, Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard and a chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing left, facing front with his head turned to right, hurling a javelin with his right hand and holding his petasos as if it were a small shield with his left; below and to r., monogram. See J. Hirsch XIII (15 May 1905) 1238 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, a couple of small scratches.

Acquired from Coin Galleries in New York, May 1975, for $275.

There are die breaks around the monogram on the reverse and it also seems that it was re-cut over the monogram from lot 46.2, above.

(47.5) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.17 g, 12h). Magistrate Derkias. ΔΕΡΚΙΑΣ from above, r. down circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩ - Ν l. up, Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard and a chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing left, facing front with his head turned to right, hurling a javelin with his right hand and holding his petasos as if it were a small shield with his left; below and to r., traces of monogram that appears to be same or similar to that of lot 46.1 above. See J. Hirsch XIII (15 May 1905) Rhousopoulos 1238. VF, lightly toned, overall roughness.


(47.6) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.40 g, 12h). Magistrate Asklapiadas. [ΑΣ]ΚΛΑΠΙΑΔΑ from top, r. down circular, laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ l. up, ΩΝ r. down, Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard and a chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing left, facing front with his head turned to right, hurling a javelin with his right hand and holding his petasos as if it were a small shield with his left. SNG Cop. 7 corr. [ΑΣΚΛΑΠΙΑΔΑ and not ΑΣΚΛΑΠΙΑΣ]. VF, old cleaning scratches under light tone.