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89000048

Ainianes. Hypata. Lot of 16 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 48. Estimate $400.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 16 coins.

(48.1) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (15.5mm, 3.58 g, 12h). Magistrate Amphias. ΑΜΦΙ, head of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ[ΩΝ] l. up, 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 151, fig. 60. Near VF, dark green patina.


(48.2) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 4.01 g, 2h). Magistrate Auto... ΑΥΤΟ, head of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up circular, 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 153. VF, green patina with a touch of red on the obverse.

Acquired in London, May 1979, for £ 35.


(48.3) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 5.01 g, 12h). Head of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet / ΑΙΝΙΑ l. up, ΝΩΝ 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 151 to 155 but here magistrate’s name is off flan. VF, green patina with some metal showing on the obverse’s high spots.

Ex Oslo Mynthandel 18 (14 March 1987) 1132 (part).


(48.4) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC (?). Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 6.48 g, 12h). Magistrate Antias. Bust of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet / [ΑΙ]ΝΙΑ[ΝΩΝ] l. up, ΑΝΤΙΑΣ r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, a spear. Not in Rogers but see nos. 156 to 157a for similar type. Near VF, smooth dark green patina but flat struck on part of the obverse and the reverse struck off center.

There is a similarity between this coin and lot 139.4 in BCD Lokris-Phokis. This writer would therefore hesitate to date it as late as the first century BC. Perhaps there were some isolated issues of the Ainianes that were struck earlier, during the second half of the second century BC.

(48.5) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 9.51 g, 12h). Magistrate Antio... Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with the usual decoration / ΑΙΝΙ[ΑΝ]ΩΝ l. up and circular, ΑΝΤΙO... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 156. Fine, glossy dark green, almost black, patina.

From Robert Golan’s FPL “Summer 1993” (June 1993) G20, $45.


(48.6) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (21mm, 9.61 g, 1h). Magistrate Autor... Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with the usual decoration / [ΑΙ]ΝΙΑΝ[ΩΝ] l. up and circular, ΑΥΤ[ΟΡ]... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 157, fig. 61. Fair, has been harshly cleaned, porous and rough.


(48.7) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 7.64 g, 12h). Magistrate Nikarchos (?). Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with the usual decoration / ΑΙΝ[ΙΑΝΩΝ] l. up and circular, ΝΙΚ[ΑΡ]... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 157a. Fair, rough surface, especially on the reverse.


(48.8) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19.5mm, 6.48 g, 1h). Magistrate ...iman... Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with the usual decoration / [ΑΙΝΙ]ΑΝΩ[Ν] l. up and circular, ΙΜΑΝ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see nos. 156 to 157a for similar type. Near Fine, green patina with some fraying and minor pitting.


(48.9) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 8.86 g, 1h). Magistrate Aris... Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with the usual decoration / ΑΙΝΙΑ[ΝΩΝ] l. up and circular, ΑΡΙΣ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see nos. 156 to 157a for similar type. Fine, dark green patina with a few dark red spots, partly flat struck on reverse.


(48.10) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 5.98 g, 1h). Magistrate Aristeas (?). Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with the usual decoration / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩ[Ν] l. up, ΑΡΙΣΤΕ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see nos. 156 to 157a for similar type. Near VF, dark green patina with some surface rubbing.


(48.11) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (18mm, 4.50 g, 12h). Magistrate Epikrates (?). Head of Thessalian warrior r., wearing petasos / [ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ] l. up, ΕΠΙΚΡ[Α]... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Rogers 158a. Fine, dark yellowish brown patina, part of the coin’s edge missing since ancient times.


(48.12) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17.5mm, 3.52 g, 12h). Magistrate ...aima... Head of Thessalian warrior r., wearing petasos / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ[ΩΝ] l. down, ...ΑΙΜΑ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see Rogers 158 ff for type. Fine, light yellowish brown patina, some rough areas on obverse.

Acquired in Sydney from Colin Pitchfork, December 1989, A$80.


(48.13) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (18mm, 3.72 g, 12h). Magistrate Aris... Head of Thessalian warrior r., wearing petasos / [ΑΙ]ΝΙΑ[ΝΩΝ] l. up, ΑΡΙΣ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see Rogers 158 ff for type. Fine, green-brown patina with some rough areas.


(48.14) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 4.23 g, 12h). Magistrate Nikostratos (?). Head of Thessalian warrior r., wearing petasos / ΑΙΝΙ l. up, ΝΙΚΟΣ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see Rogers 158 ff for type. Near VF, dark greenish-brown rough patina.


(48.15) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 3.85 g, 12h). Magistrate ...tina... Head of Thessalian warrior r., wearing petasos / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ...ΤΙΝΑ... r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see Rogers 158 ff for type. Fine, smooth dark olive green patina.


(48.16) THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (18.5mm, 5.60 g, 12h). Magistrate Timarchos (?). ΤΙΜΑΡ[Χ]... from l. up circular, head of Thessalian warrior r., wearing petasos / ΑΙΝΙ[Α] l. up, ΝΩΝ r. up, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and arm, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Not in Rogers but see Rogers 158 ff for type and especially 158b. Fine, uniform green patina but double struck and weak on reverse.