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89000128

Lamia. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 128. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(128.1) THESSALY, Lamia. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.14 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Lamia r., wearing necklace and pendant earring / ΛΑΜΙΕΩΝ from middle l., up to r. and circular, Philoktetes, naked, half kneeling r. and shooting his bow; before him, a bird falling, on the ground below, another; behind him, quiver. Georgiou, Mint, p. 163, pl. 2, 14 (period B, AE group II); Rogers 388, fig. 201; BMC p. 23, 12, pl. IV, 3; Traité IV, 461, pl. CCLXXXVII, 24. VF, dark green patina with some red on the obv.

The obverse of this coin is stylistically very similar to some Histiaian bronzes. See for example lot nos. 518, 521 and 522 of BCD Euboia (Lanz 111, 25 November 2002). These coins were dated at the time to the 4th or 3rd centuries BC. Perhaps their date should now be revised and narrowed down to the first half of the 4th century BC.

(128.2) THESSALY, Lamia. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.62 g, 9h). Head of the nymph Lamia r., wearing necklace and pendant earring / ΛΑΜΙΕ l. up, ΩΝ r. down, Philoktetes, naked, half kneeling to his r., his body facing the viewer, his head turned to his l., shooting his bow, below which a falling bird; in front of him, his quiver. Georgiou, Mint, p. 163, pl. 2, 15 (period B, AE group III); Rogers 387, fig. 200; SNG Cop. 83; Pozzi (Boutin) 2747 (this coin); P. Strauss, Collection Maurice Lafaille (1990) 328 (this coin). VF, dark green patina with some deposits on the obv. and a light tan area on the rev. From the collections of Maurice Lafaille and Samuel Pozzi.

Ex Münzen und Medaillen 76 (19 September 1991) 328, hammer CHF 300 .

The obverse die of this coin is the same as that of SNG Munich 40 whereas its reverse die is the same as that of SNG Munich 41. This indicates that the two types are contemporary and also applies to Nomos 4, 1091 and lots 128.1 and 128.2 of this catalogue.

(128.3) THESSALY, Lamia. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15.5mm, 2.24 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Lamia r., wearing pearl necklace and pendant earring / ΛΑΜΙ r. down circular, Philoktetes, bearded and naked but for his conical pilos, reclining l. on rocks, his r. leg bent towards him and his l. stretched out, resting his l. hand on the ground and raising his r. above his head; before him, quiver and bow. Georgiou, Mint, p. 163, pl. 2, 12 (period B, AE group I); Pozzi (Boutin) 2746; see also Nomos 4, 1092 (different dies). VF, dark green patina with light pitting on the obverse and on part of the reverse’s edge.


(128.4) THESSALY, Lamia. First half of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 2.35 g, 10h). Head of nymph Lamia r. / [ΛΑΜΙ]? l. up, Philoktetes, bearded and naked but for his conical pilos, his hair long and falling on his back, reclining r. on rocks, his l. leg bent towards him and his r. stretched out, resting his r. hand on the ground and holding stick (?) vertically with his left; before him, quiver and bow and to his r., bird on the ground. Georgiou, Mint, p. 163, pl. 2, 13 (this coin) (period B, AE group I). Fine, green patina scratched in places, revealing the bronze underneath; extremely rare with reverse type to right.