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89000066

Eurea

Triton XV, Lot: 66. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Eureaioi (IACP 446)

Apart from the coins, which date to the mid 4th century BC, the exact location of the ancient Eureaioi is uncertain - it has been placed variously in Pelasgiotis, or Magnesia.

THESSALY, Eurea. Circa 352-344 BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 6.14 g, 3h). Head of a nymph 3/4 facing l., wearing pendant earring and double or torque-like necklace; vine leaves and bunches of grapes in her hair / [ΕΥΡΑΙΕ] above, Ω-Ν below, bunch of grapes with two leaves and a tendril hanging from stalk, above the grapes and to the r., Λ. Rogers 210, fig. 89 (same rev. die). Traité IV, 745 and pl. CCC, 16 (same dies). Helly, Quelques, p. 102 and pl. 1, 1. Good VF, dark chocolate brown patina with minimal pitting and edge fraying; a rare coin in any condition.

Same obverse die as next coin, lot 67.1.