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Magnetes. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 415. Estimate $250.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(415.1) THESSALY, Magnetes. After 168 BC to the early 140’s BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.09 g, 1h). Laureate head of Zeus r., behind, monogram, border of dots / ΜΑΓΝΗΤ[ΩΝ] below, Artemis, bow in her r. and quiver over her shoulder, seated l. on prow l., in field l., dolphin, to r., monogram. This exact variety not found in the references consulted. Good Fine, lightly toned; lower part of coin softly struck on both sides.

Ex Lanz 52 (14 May 1990) 158 (unsold at auction, bought June 1991 for DM 1650).


(415.2) THESSALY, Magnetes. After 168 BC to the early 140’s BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 4.14 g, 6h). Laureate head of Zeus r., behind, monogram / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ below, Artemis, bow in her r. seated l. on prow l., in field l., dolphin downwards., above prow, star, in field r., two monograms. SNG Cop. 153 (same rev. die); BMC p. 34, 1, pl. VII, 2 (same rev. die). VF, lightly toned; small die flaw in front of face on obv., and another, smaller, below the N of the ethnic on rev.

The strange squiggle on the rev. to the l. of the prow does not seem like a dolphin but what else could it be?

(415.3) THESSALY, Magnetes. After 168 BC to the early 140’s BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.86 g, 5h). Laureate head of Zeus r., border of dots (hardly showing) / [Μ]ΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ below, Artemis, bow in her r. and quiver over her shoulder, seated l. on prow l., in field l., dolphin, to r., . Furtwängler (unpublished manuscript), Emission F; See also Nomos 4, 1187. Fine, lightly toned.