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89000127

Lamia. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 127. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(127.1) THESSALY, Lamia. First half of the 4th century BC. AR Obol (10.5mm, 0.91 g, 8h). Head of young Dionysos to l., wearing ivy wreath / ΛΑMΙΕ l. up, ΩΝ r. down, amphora with tall handles, above, ivy leaf; to r., prochous with handle to r. Georgiou, Mint, p. 161 and pl. 1, 7 (period B, AR group II); Ward pl. XI, 438 (this coin); see also Felix Schlessinger 13 (4 February 1935) 800 (same rev. die). Good VF, nice old collection toning. From the collection of John Ward.

Ex Sotheby’s Zurich 4 April 1973 (Ward) 360, hammer CHF 1200; Sotheby’s 28 May 1900 (Late Collector [Rothschild]) 251 (part).


(127.2) THESSALY, Lamia. First half of the 4th century BC. AR Obol (10.5mm, 0.67 g, 5h). Head of young Dionysos to r., wearing ivy wreath / ΛΑM l. up, ΙΕΩΝ from top, r. down circular, amphora with tall handles, to r., prochous with handle to r. Georgiou, Mint, p. 160 and pl. 1, 5 (period B, AR group I); SNG Delepierre 1097 (same rev. die). Near VF, toned, old knock on obverse in the eye area, surfaces slightly rough.


(127.3) THESSALY, Lamia. 2nd half of the 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15.5mm, 2.57 g, 4h). Head of young Dionysos to l., wearing ivy wreath / ΛΑMΙΕ l. up., ΩΝ r. down, amphora with tall handles, above, ivy leaf, to r., prochous with handle to r. Georgiou, Mint, p. 161 and pl. 1, 11 (period B, AR group IV); SNG Evelpidis 1534; SNG Fitzwilliam 2376 (same obv. die). VF, lightly toned, minor porosity.

Ex 1977 Thessaly Hoard (CH V, 42 – this coin not noted).