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Krannon. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 114. Estimate $300.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(114.1) THESSALY, Krannon. Mid 5th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.95 g, 6h). Forepart of bull l., his head and neck turning back and facing the viewer; behind, trident upwards, all in a circle of dots / Κ-RΑ downwards, the last two letters sideways and reversed, head and neck of bridled horse r., all in incuse square. Liampi, Corpus, p. 106, 4, pl. 4, 45/47 (obv. = V2, rev. = R3). VF, very lightly toned, good metal.


(114.2) THESSALY, Krannon. Mid 5th century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.53 g, 7h). Head and neck of bull r., the animal turning its head to face the viewer; above, grain sideways to l., all in border of dots / Κ top l., RΑ top r., the last two letters upside down, horse’s head and neck r., behind, trident to r. Liampi, Corpus, p. 106, 6 and pl. 5, 1 (this coin). Near VF, nicely toned but with a surface horizontal crack near the edge on rev. at 6 o’clock.


(114.3) THESSALY, Krannon. Mid 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.28 g, 10h). Trident sideways to the l. behind bull’s hoof / Κ top l., R top r. and Α sideways below to the r., horse’s head and neck r., all in incuse square. Liampi, Corpus, p. 111, 3 and pl. 5, 45 (this coin). Good VF, dark toning, some roughness in the obv. fields and a die break above and to l. on the rev.

The Κ on the reverse is partially concealed by the die break; the R is missing its left leg and the Α is in the form of a triangle under the horse’s rein extension that makes the viewer think that the horse is tied somewhere.

(114.4) THESSALY, Krannon. Mid 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.36 g, 9h). Bull’s hoof depicted differently / head and neck of bridled horse r., to r. and below, large Κ, all in incuse square. Liampi, Corpus, p. 112, 4 and pl. 5, 46 (this coin); see also CNG 79 (17 September 2008) 185 (same dies). VF, very lightly toned with yellowish hues.

The bull’s hoof on the obverse of this coin is more spread out and rendered in a more schematic way than in lots 113 and 114.3 above.