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89000086

Halos. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 86. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(86.1) THESSALY, Halos. Late 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.05 g, 11h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / ΑΛΕ above l., Ω above r., Ν sideways r. down, Helle, draped, seated sideways and looking r., on ram flying r., her hands on either side of her, holding on to its back; below, small male head to r. Reinders series 5. Not in Rogers. VF, green patina, a rare variety of fine style.

This could be the first Hellenistic issue, struck as soon as the city was moved to its new location on the coast. The artwork, especially on the reverse, is still of high quality and the reverse theme has not yet changed from Helle to Phrixos. The significance of the small male head under the ram is not clear; perhaps it is an attempt to describe the moment Phrixos fell in the sea and drowned.

(86.2) THESSALY, Halos. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.87 g, 6h). Diademed and bearded head of Zeus r., border of dots / ΑΛΕΩΝ below circular, Phrixos, naked but for cloak billowing out behind him like wings, riding ram to r., holding onto its neck and chest with both arms; to l. monogram. Reinders series 7.5; Rogers 242, fig. 116; SNG Cop. 64 corr. [the indistinct symbol referred to in SNG Cop. is the monogram]. Good VF, green patina.


(86.3) THESSALY, Halos. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.81 g, 8h). Diademed and bearded head of Zeus l. / ΑΛΕΩ below circular, Ν above l., Phrixos, naked but for cloak billowing out behind him like wings, riding ram to r., holding onto its neck and chest. Reinders series 13; Rogers fig. 117A (no corresponding text). VF, dark olive-brown patina, a little weakly struck.


(86.4) THESSALY, Halos. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15.5mm, 1.38 g, 9h). Diademed and bearded head of Zeus r. / ΑΛΕ below, Ω to r., И above l., Phrixos, naked but for cloak billowing out behind him like wings, riding ram to r., holding onto its head; below, four curly compositions depicting the sea. Reinders series 16. This style obverse not in Rogers. VF, dark green patina.