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89000090

Herakleia Trachinia. Lot of 7 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 90. Estimate $250.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 7 coins.

(90.1) THESSALY, Herakleia Trachinia. Circa 370s - 350s BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 2.98 g, 10h). Lion’s head l. in linear circle / ΗΡΑ retrograde, club r. in wreath tying l. Rogers 253, fig. 125. VF, dark grey - brown patina, reverse marginally off centre.


(90.2) THESSALY, Herakleia Trachinia. Circa 370s - 350s BC. Æ Dichalkon (16.5mm, 3.94 g, 6h). ΗΡΑ, Lion’s head l., border of dots / club downwards in wreath tying above, to r. of club and inside wreath, dolphin downwards. Rogers 248, fig. 120 var. [two dolphins]; McClean 4577 corr., pl. 172, 5 [the McClean text mentions Η instead of the correct dolphin]. Good VF, dark green patina, a hint of roughness and both sides marginally off centre.


(90.3) THESSALY, Herakleia Trachinia. Circa 370s - 350s BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 3.20 g, 9h). ΗΡΑ (hardly visible), lion’s head r., tongue protruding; border of dots / club downwards in wreath tying above, to r. and l. of club and inside wreath, two dolphins downwards. Rogers 247, fig. 118. VF, green patina, surfaces a bit uneven.


(90.4) THESSALY, Herakleia Trachinia. Circa 370s - 350s BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.62 g, 1h). Lion’s head r., tongue protruding / ΗΡΑ, club r. in wreath tying l., below club ΑΡ. Not in Rogers but see his 250 and 251 for same types but with different letter arrangements. VF, medium green patina with some blemishes and a couple of pits in the field or near the edge.

Ex F. Kovacs MBS XII (30 November 1995) 51, hammer $99.


(90.5) THESSALY, Herakleia Trachinia. Circa 370s - 350s BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.78 g, 2h). Lion’s head r., tongue protruding / ΗΡ retrograde, club r. in wreath tying l., below club, Α inverted. Unpublished variant of Rogers 250/251. VF, bright emerald green patina with a few insignificant blemishes.


(90.6) THESSALY, Herakleia Trachinia. Circa 370s - 350s BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 2.76 g, 1h). Lion’s head r., tongue protruding / ΗΡ, the Ρ upside down, club r. in wreath tying below; under the club ΑΚ, the Α upside down. Unpublished variant of Rogers 250/251. VF, green patina with some brown areas.

The lion’s mane is here composed of thinning hairs, giving the impression of a threadbare lion.

(90.7) THESSALY, Herakleia Trachinia. Circa 370s - 350s BC. Æ Chalkous (13.5mm, 1.58 g, 7h). Lion’s head r., tongue protruding / ΗΡΑ, club r. in wreath tying l. Unpublished variant of Rogers 250/251. VF, green patina, some flatness on the edge of lion’s nose.

Another example (different die) of the threadbare lion.