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89000118

Krannon. Lot of 18 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 118. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 18 coins.

(118.1) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 2.48 g, 6h). Rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r. / ΚΡΑИ retrograde in exergue, the Ρ reversed, bull butting l. on ground line; above, trident l. See Peus 378 (28 April 2004) 97 (different dies). VF, nice even dark green patina.

This and the next coin 118.2 are die duplicates but have been included to show the development of the obverse die flaw, just starting on this coin but quite prominent on lot 118.2. The third coin of this lot, 118.3, has new dies, but the trident above the bull barely shows (probably the die had been filled-in at the time it was struck).

(118.2) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.39 g, 12h). Rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r., linear circle / ΚΡΑИ retrograde in exergue, the Ρ reversed, bull butting l. on ground line; above, trident l. See Peus 378 (28 April 2004) 97 (different dies). Good VF, medium to dark green patina, very prominent obverse die break.

Same dies as 118.1. The variety with the bull butting l. is much rarer than the coins with the bull butting r.

(118.3) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.70 g, 1h). Rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r., linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ retrograde in exergue, bull butting l. on ground line; above, trident l. (hardly showing), below bull’s head, monogram. See Peus 378 (28 April 2004) 97 (same rev. die). Good VF, reddish brown slightly uneven patina, obv. somewhat weakly struck.

An interesting aspect of this reverse die is the “monogram” (?) under the bull’s head. It could be a die flaw (but very unlikely, with this shape) or an unsuccessful attempt to engrave a plant on the ground line. Also worth observing is the fact that the trident is fully visible on the Peus specimen and this could mean that the Peus coin was struck before our coin and by the time the Peus obverse die had to be changed again, the area of the trident on the reverse die had filled in.

(118.4) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 2.52 g, 2h). Rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r., linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, bull butting r. on ground line; above, trident r. VF, dark green patina, complete and reasonably well centred.

This rare obverse die does not have a ground line.

(118.5) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.63 g, 3h). Rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r. on ground line, linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, bull butting r., above, trident r. See Nomos 4, 1084 (same dies). Good VF, attractive dark green patina, well centred, a pleasing coin.


(118.6) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.13 g, 6h). Π and Ρ below horse on either side of rider’s foot, rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r. on ground line / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, bull butting r., above, trident r. Rogers 187, fig. 78. Good VF, dark green patina.

The tiny letters on the obverse and reverse of this and the following coins have been attributed to mint officials rather than die cutters. They could belong to both though, especially as we know from other cases that, in those days and in Thessaly, to sign a die one did not have to come up with a work of great art.

(118.7) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 2.23 g, 3h). Π behind horse’s hind r. leg and Ρ below rider’s foot, rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r. on ground line, all in linear circle / ΚΡΑ[Ν] in exergue, ΠΕ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. See Münzen und Medaillen Deutschland 17 (4 October 2005) 569 corr. [same obverse die and similar reverse die, obv. and rev. letters show on photograph but not mentioned in coin description]. Good VF, nice uniform green patina, flan crack at obv. 2 o’clock.

Same dies as lot 118.8 below, same obv. die as 118.9 and 118.11.

(118.8) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 2.32 g, 3h). Π behind horse’s hind r. leg and [Ρ] below rider’s foot, rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r. on ground line, all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΠΕ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. Good VF, dark green patina, a few minor cleaning marks, rev. marginally off centre.

Same dies as lot 118.7 above and same obverse die as lots 118.9 and 118.11 below.

(118.9) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.23 g, 10h). Π behind horse’s hind r. leg and Ρ below rider’s foot, rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r. on ground line, all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΙΠ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. VF, very dark brown patina, the bronze underneath showing a little on the obverse.

Same obverse die as lots 118.7, 118.8 above and 118.11 below.

(118.10) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.42 g, 5h). Rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r., no ground line, all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΙΠ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. Rogers 189. Good VF, dark green patina, a few scratches.


(118.11) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.21 g, 3h). [Π] behind horse’s hind r. leg and Ρ below rider’s foot, rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r., all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΦΡΥ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. Good VF, reddish green patina.

Same obv. die as 118.7, 118.8 and 118.9.

(118.12) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 2.82 g, 10h). Ο[Π?] below, rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r., all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΦΙ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. Good VF, very dark brown patina, some pits in rev. field.


(118.13) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.21 g, 1h). Rider with petasos and chlamys on horse prancing r., all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΟΠΠΙ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. Good VF, dark olive green patina with nice surfaces and superior engraver’s work on both dies.

The rider on this die can be seen wearing a short tunic.

(118.14) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 2.28 g, 5h). Λ-Ε below to l., rider on horse prancing l. on ground line, all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΛΕ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. VF, dark brown patina, obv. off centre, die flaw on last letter of ethnic on rev.


(118.15) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.51 g, 11h). Λ-Ε below rider, letters separated by his foot, rider on horse prancing l., all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, ΙΠ above, bull butting r., above, trident r. Rogers 190 corr., fig. 79 [the photograph in Rogers shows the Λ of the ΛΕ but it is not mentioned in the text]. Good VF, pleasing medium brown patina with yellowish hues.


(118.16) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.37 g, 8h). Π-Ο below, letters divided by the rider’s foot, rider on horse l. prancing on ground line; all in linear circle / [ΚΡΑΝ] in exergue, bull butting r., above, trident r., ΙΠ above bull, ΛΕ above trident. VF, dark greenish brown patina, rev. off centre.

Same obverse die as lot 118.17 below.

(118.17) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.83 g, 1h). Rider on horse prancing l. on ground line; all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, bull butting r., above, trident r., ΙΠ above bull, ΛΕ above trident. VF, dark greenish brown patina, a little patchy on the obverse.

Same rev. die as lot 118.16 above.

(118.18) THESSALY, Krannon. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15.5mm, 2.27 g, 7h). Rider on horse prancing r. on ground line, all in linear circle / ΚΡΑΝ in exergue, bull butting r., above, trident r., above bull ΛΕ. Good VF, chocolate brown patina, obverse marginally off centre.