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89000115

Krannon. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 115. Estimate $200.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(115.1) THESSALY, Krannon. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 3.05 g, 9h). 400 - 375 BC. Head of Thessalos to r. wearing petasos, to his l., head and neck of horse r., all in linear circle / ΚΡΑ in the exergue, bull butting r. on ground line, above, trident l. Rogers 172a, fig. 71a corr. var. [Rogers thought that this type belonged to Atrax. His photo shows a trident to r. whereas this coin has the trident to l.]. VF, nice dark green smooth patina; tight flan, especially on the reverse.

This writer thinks that this series of small coins are the earliest bronzes of Krannon. He would prefer to date them during the first quarter of the fourth century BC, with the larger denominations following soon after.

(115.2) THESSALY, Krannon. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 1.50 g, 6h). 400 - 375 BC. Head of Thessalos to r. wearing petasos, to his l., head and neck of horse r., all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ retrograde in exergue, bull butting r. on ground line on which grows a plant in the form of a V; above, trident r. See Nomos 4, 1082 (same dies) corr. [what ASW sees as a V on lot 1082 is a simplified representation of a plant]. Good VF, nice dark chocolate brown patina.

However, to give ASW his due, lot 775.5, below, has the same V on the ground line and there it was decided that it is the second letter of an artist’s signature on that obverse die.

(115.3) THESSALY, Krannon. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 2.43 g, 1h). 400 - 375 BC. Head of Thessalos to r. wearing petasos, to his l., head and neck of horse r., all in linear circle / [Κ]ΡΑΝ in the exergue, bull butting r. on ground line on which grows a plant in the form of a V; above, trident l. This variety not published or appeared in trade. Good VF, light brown patina.


(115.4) THESSALY, Krannon. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.10 g, 12h). 400 - 375 BC. Head of Thessalos to r. wearing petasos, to his l., head and neck of horse r., all in linear circle / [ΚΡΑ] in exergue, ΝΟΙΝΩΝ circular above, bull butting r., above, trident r. See CNG e-sale 210 (13 May 2009) 16; also CNG 76 (12 September 2007) 390 (both from the same pair of dies). Good VF, dark green patina, small die flaw on the petasos and rev. marginally off centre (or small flan for the type).