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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
89000397

Larissa. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 397. Estimate $200.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(397.1) THESSALY, Larissa. 2nd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (21mm, 7.51 g, 10h). Laureate head of Apollo l. / ΛΑΡΙΣ l. up, ΑΙΩΝ r. down, Artemis, with boots and short chiton, standing r., holding bow with her outstretched l. hand and drawing an arrow from her quiver with her r. Rogers 307, fig. 152; see also J. Hirsch FPL XVII (February 1907) 1369. Good Fine, dark green patina with some dark red areas; letters on the rev. partly weak.

The obv. style is quite similar (same hand?) to some of the earliest Thessalian League bronzes (see lot 898.2 below)

(397.2) THESSALY, Larissa. 2nd century BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 3.80 g, 3h). Laureate head of Apollo l. / [Λ]ΑΡΙΣ l. up, ΑΙΩΝ r. down, Artemis, with boots and short chiton, standing r., holding bow with her outstretched l. hand and drawing an arrow from her quiver with her r. Rogers 308a var. [monogram on the reverse]. Good Fine, dark green patina with dark red overtones; rev. slightly off centre.

The head of Apollo on this coin and on lot 397.4, also on the larger denominations of the same type (lots 397.1 and 397.3) has an unusual hairstyle that is reminiscent of an archaic Kouros type statue. It is quite likely that the die cutter had such a model available when he worked on the obverse dies of these coins.

(397.3) THESSALY, Larissa. 2nd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (20mm, 7.74 g, 7h). Laureate head of Apollo l. / ΛΑΡΙ r. down, [ΣΑΙ]ΩΝ l. up, Artemis, with boots and short chiton, standing r., holding bow with her outstretched l. hand and drawing an arrow from her quiver with her right hand; in field r. monogram. Rogers 308; see also Nomos 4, 1174.1. VF, light green patina with some rough areas.


(397.4) THESSALY, Larissa. 2nd century BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 4.07 g, 8h). Laureate head of Apollo l. / ΛΑΡΙ r. down, ΣΑΙΩΝ l. up, Artemis, with boots and short chiton, standing r., holding bow with her outstretched l. hand and drawing an arrow from her quiver with her r., in field r., monogram. Rogers 308a. Near VF, green patina with some roughness in the central area of both sides; a couple of small pits behind Apollo’s head and some additional roughness in obv. field r.

Acquired from Dr. M. Brandt, October 1990, for DM 135.