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Ekkarra. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 65. Estimate $150.
Sold for $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Ekkarra (IACP 434)

Located in Achaia Phthiotis, the site of ancient Ekkarra is now the village of Petroto (per BCD). While a few fortification walls remain, the most abundant relic of the town are its bronze coins, which date entirely to the 320s BC.

Lot of 2 coins.

(65.1) THESSALY, Ekkarra. Circa 325-320 BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 1.65 g, 2h). Laureate head of Zeus l. / ΕΚΚΑΡ l. down, ΡΕΩΝ r. down, Artemis standing l., her r. foot crossed behind her l., leaning on her hunting spear held vertically in her r. Rogers 207; Traité IV, 475 and pl. CCLXXXVIII, 12 and 13; Liampi, Ekkarra p. 421, and pl. 1, 1e (this coin, illustrated). Good VF, attractive bright green patina. From the collection of Professor Peter R. Franke.

Acquired from Professor Franke in May 1978 for DM 40.


(65.2) THESSALY, Ekkarra. Circa 325-320 BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 2.03 g, 8h). Laureate head of Zeus l. / ΕΚΚΑ l. down, ΡΡΕΙ r. down, Artemis standing l., her r. foot crossed behind her l., leaning on her hunting spear held vertically in her r. In the centre of her spear appears what seems to be the head and neck of a bovine carcass that has been run through (unless it is just a strangely shaped die flaw). Rogers 208 and fig. 88 corr. [fig. 88 corresponds to Rogers 208 and not 207 as stated in his text]. Liampi, Ekkarra, p. 424, 31d (this coin). Good VF, nice, shiny dark olive green patina.