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89000117

Krannon. Lot of 9 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 117. Estimate $300.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 9 coins.

(117.1) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 5.02 g, 2h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / ΚΡ above l., [Α] above r., Ν to r., rider on horse prancing r., wears petasos, chlamys hanging from his shoulders, his r. hand raised in salute; below, trident r . SNG Bar 507. VF, reddish green patina.

Same obverse die as lots 117.2 - 117.6.

(117.2) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (18mm, 5.57 g, 9h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / ΚΡ above l., Α to r., rider on horse prancing r., wears petasos, chlamys hanging from his shoulders, his r. hand raised in salute; below, trident r. at a slight angle downwards. Rogers 179. Good VF, green patina.

Same obverse die as lots 117.1 and 117.3 - 117.6.

(117.3) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (20mm, 5.01 g, 3h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / ΚΡ above l., Α above, rider on horse prancing r. on exergue ground line, wears petasos. Rogers 179. VF, medium green patina, a few cleaning marks.

Same obverse die as lots 117.1 - 117.2 and 117.4 - 117.6.

(117.4) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 5.22 g, 6h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / ΚΡ above l., Α above, ΩΝ below, the Ω upside down, rider in chlamys and petasos on horse prancing r., his r. hand raised above the horse’s neck and head. Good VF, green patina, a well struck, centred and attractive coin.

Same obverse die as lots 117.1 - 117.3 and 117.5 - 117.6. An unusually large and well executed reverse die with no sign of a trident under the horse.

(117.5) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 4.71 g, 6h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / Κ and Ρ above to l. and r., Α below horse and next to the ground line, Π below horse’s tail, rider wearing petasos on horse prancing r., both rider and horse clumsily engraved, no trident; short ground line. VF, green patina with some red hues.

Same obverse die as lots 117.1 - 117.4 and 117.6. The Π on the reverse cannot be an engraver’s signature unless there was a competition for the ugliest die with the participants signing the initials of their names so that their work could be recognized and judged.

(117.6) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19.5mm, 5.15 g, 7h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / [Κ] above l., Ρ above r., Α below r. and Ν below horse’s belly, rider wearing chlamys and petasos on horse prancing l. on ground line. Rogers 186, fig. 177; see also Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 17 (4 October 2005) 568; Lanz 112 (25 November 2002) 184; all three are from the same dies as this coin. VF, dark green smooth patina, a few minor cleaning marks, the rev. marginally off centre.

Same obverse die as lots 117.1 - 117.5.

(117.7) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17.5mm, 5.27 g, 1h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / ΚΡ above l., Α to r. , rider wearing chlamys and petasos on horse prancing r. on ground line. Rogers 179; see also CNG e-sale 244 (10 November 2010) 63 (same dies). Good VF, smooth medium to dark green patina; an attractive, well centred coin.

The obverse die of this coin is the second one of the two common obverse dies and a die match to lots 117.8 and 117.9 below.

(117.8) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (20mm, 5.24 g, 12h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / ΚΡ above l., Α to r., below r., Ν at an angle, rider wearing chlamys and petasos on horse prancing r. on ground line. Rogers 181. Good VF, attractive, medium green patina.

Same obverse die as 117.7 and 117.9.

(117.9) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (18mm, 5.10 g, 1h). Laureate and bearded head of Poseidon (or Zeus?) r., dotted circle / ΚΡΑ l. up, Ν sideways to r., ΝΩΙΝΟ below the exergue, the Ω upside down, rider wearing chlamys and petasos on horse prancing r. on ground line. See Gorny and Mosch 191 (11 October 2010) 1348; CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 394 (both are from the same pair of dies as this coin). Good VF, dark green patina, small horizontal old scratch on the side of the head on the obverse.

Same obverse die as lots 117.7 and 117.8. The reverse die here, apart from being well balanced and engraved (although a little too large for the flan) shows clearly that the rider is seated on a square piece of cloth (or leather) resembling a thick blanket with reinforced edges.