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89000404

Larissa Kremaste. Lot of 7 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 404. Estimate $250.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 7 coins.

(404.1) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.32 g, 12h). Nymph’s head r., hair rolled and hanging loose behind / Λ-Α above, Ρ-Ι below, harpa upwards, with hook turned to l., in wreath tying below. This variety not in reference works consulted. Near VF, green patina with some red spots and scattered minor roughness.


(404.2) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 1.95 g, 11h). Nymph’s head r., hair rolled up and around her head / ΛΑΡΙ to r. upwards, harpa with hook turned to l., in wreath tying below; to l., Phrygian helmet. Rogers 317, fig. 158. Near VF, dark green patina; a trace of double striking and some roughness on the obverse.


(404.3) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 1.44 g, 12h). Nymph’s head r., hair rolled up and around her head, wearing plain necklace / ΛΑΡ to r. upwards, harpa with hook turned to l., in wreath tying below; to l., Phrygian helmet. Rogers 317 var. [ΛΑΡI instead of ΛΑΡ]. Near VF, dark brown patina; edge die flaw on the rev. between 4 and 6 o’clock.


(404.4) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.82 g, 2h). Nymph’s head r., hair rolled up and around her head / ΛΑΡ to r. upwards, I sideways at top l., harpa with hook turned to l., in wreath tying below; to l., Phrygian helmet. This variety not found in references consulted. Fine, green patina; rev. partly weakly struck in the centre.


(404.5) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (13.5mm, 2.02 g, 12h). Nymph’s head r., hair rolled up and around her head / ΛΑΡ to r. upwards, harpa with hook turned to l., in wreath tying below; to l., monogram. Not found in references consulted. Good Fine, very dark brown patina; obv. partly double struck.


(404.6) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.79 g, 12h). Nymph’s head r., hair rolled and hanging loose behind / ΑΛ l. up, ΡΙΣΑ r. up, harpa with hook turned to l., in wreath tying below. Not found in references consulted. Good Fine, lime green patina; the obv. softly struck with a flan crack at 1 o’clock.

The lime green patina on this coin is very unusual; the writer does not recall another coin with a natural patina of this colour.

(404.7) THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.90 g, 12h). Nymph’s head r., hair rolled up around her head / ΛΑΡ in large letters l. up, harpa with hook turned to r. in wreath tying below. SNG Christomanos 403 (same dies). Good Fine, slightly uneven yellowish brown patina; minor porosity.