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89000403

Larissa Kremaste. Lot of 5 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 403. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 5 coins.

(403.1) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 5.12 g, 5h). Bare head of Achilles to l., border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ below, Thetis, wearing long chiton and holding shield of Achilles with his monogram on it, seated l. on hippocamp. Rogers 315. Good Fine, nice glossy green patina; obv. marginally off centre but an especially attractive reverse.


(403.2) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (18.5mm, 5.73 g, 5h). Bare head of Achilles to l., border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ below, Thetis, wearing long chiton and holding shield of Achilles with his monogram on it, seated l. on hippocamp; below and to the l., Phrygian helmet. Rogers 313, fig. 156. VF, green patina with areas of red where it has rubbed off.

Ex Oslo Mynthandel 18 (14 March 1987) 1132 (part).


(403.3) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19.5mm, 7.03 g, 9h). Bare head of Achilles to l., border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ below, Thetis, wearing long chiton and holding shield of Achilles with his monogram on it, seated l. on hippocamp; below its hooves, dolphin leaping upwards to l. This symbol not in consulted references. Good Fine, nicely patinated except for a couple of small red spots on Achilles’ forehead.


(403.4) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (18.5mm, 5.33 g, 12h). Bare head of Achilles to l., border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ below, Thetis, wearing long chiton and holding shield of Achilles with his monogram on it, seated l. on hippocamp; below its hooves, foreleg of horse. Rogers 314. Near VF, green patina with a couple of red spots outside the circle of dots on the obverse; nice detail on the reverse.


(403.5) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (17mm, 4.99 g, 2h). Bare head of Achilles to l., border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ below and to r., up circular, Thetis, wearing long chiton and holding shield of Achilles with his monogram on it, seated l. on hippocamp; below its hooves, dolphin downwards. Rogers 314; see also CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 411. Good Fine, dark green patina; struck on a short and oval flan with irregular edges but without signs of a restrike.

The symbol here does not look like a proper dolphin but what else could it be?