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Magnetes. Lot of 5 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 416. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 5 coins.

(416.1) THESSALY, Magnetes. After 167 BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.67 g, 9h). Bust of Artemis l., her hair drawn back and tied behind her head / ΜΑΓNH r. down., T-Ω[N] l. down, Poseidon, naked, stands facing, looks to his r., holds dolphin in r. and long trident with l., in field l., monogram. Rogers 330, fig. 167 var. [reverse legend only on the right]. Near VF, dark green patina with lighter bronze highlights on relief parts.


(416.2) THESSALY, Magnetes. Circa 150 - 130 BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 4.67 g, 12h). Head of Apollo l. / ΜΑΓNHTΩN l. down circular, Artemis in short skirt and boots advancing r., holding long torch with both hands; in field r., owl. This exact variety not found in the references consulted. Good Fine, greenish brown patina with some dark red areas.


(416.3) THESSALY, Magnetes. Circa 150 - 130 BC. Æ Chalkous (12mm, 2.45 g, 12h). Bust of Artemis l., her hair drawn back and tied behind her head, bow and quiver behind her shoulder; border of dots / ΜΑΓN[HTΩN] r. down, male figure, naked, standing facing and looking to his r., holds long staff in l. and owl in r. This variety not found in the references consulted. Near VF, dark green patina; struck on a small flan; the rev. a little off centre.

The identity of the figure on the reverse is unknown to this writer; perhaps one of the astute and well read collectors out there can provide some information.

(416.4) THESSALY, Magnetes. 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (15.5mm, 4.62 g, 1h). Head of Artemis r., quiver over her shoulder / ΜΑΓ above, N above H in field r., TΩN below, prow to r., in field l. dolphin downwards. SNG Evelpidis 1574. Near VF, dark green patina with some dark red areas; rev. edge flat struck between 2 and 5 o’clock.


(416.5) THESSALY, Magnetes. 1st century BC. Æ Chalkous (11.5mm, 2.08 g, 4h). Bust of Artemis r., her hair rolled up, drawn back and tied behind her head, bow and quiver over her shoulder / ΜΑΓNH above, TΩN below, prow r. Rogers 329, fig. 166 (same rev. die); SNG Cop. 165. Near VF, dark green patina; unusually well centred and struck for a small coin of late date.

Rogers calls the reverse “beak of galley”.