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Magnetes. Lot of 9 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 419. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 9 coins.

(419.1) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 8.39 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓΝ-Η above, Τ-Ω-Ν below, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised. Rogers 338. Good Fine, brown patina with areas of lighter green.


(419.2) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 7.05 g, 12h). [ΛΕΟΝΤΟΣ] l. up (here off flan), laureate head of Zeus r. / [Μ]ΑΓΝ-Η above, Τ-Ω-Ν below, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; in field r., star. Rogers 337, fig. 169; see also Nomos 4, 1184 (the obverse die from the same hand as the obverse dies of these two referenced coins). Near VF, nice green patina; rev. flat struck at the top.

Rogers was unaware of the magistrate’s name that occurs on the obverse.

(419.3) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 7.06 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓ-Ν-Η above and to r., Τ-Ω-Ν below, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised. Rogers 338. Good Fine, green patina.


(419.4) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 8.09 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / Μ[ΑΓNH]TΩN from bottom, r. up and circular retrograde, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised. This letter arrangement not found in the references consulted. Good Fine, green patina; both sides somewhat off centre.


(419.5) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (18mm, 7.91 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓNHTΩN from middle l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; below, ʘ. Rogers 340; Winterthur 1702. Good Fine, green patina; flans a little short; legend garbled.


(419.6) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 6.28 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓNHTΩN from middle l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised. Rogers 342. Good Fine, green patina; coin overstruck: N and Ω(?) from the undertype showing below and to the r. of the reverse.

The protrusions from the edges of this coin indicate that the blanks were prepared by casting molten metal in multiple moulds joined by narrow channels.

(419.7) THESSALY, Magnetes. 1st century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (22mm, 6.12 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓNHTΩN from middle l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; below and to the r., thunderbolt. This variety not found in the references consulted. Good Fine, bright green patina with a couple of red spots; rev. struck a little softly in the centre.


(419.8) THESSALY, Magnetes. 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 5.93 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓ above l., N-H above and to r., TΩN below, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; in field r., thunderbolt. Rogers 335 var. [letters aligned, thunderbolt below]. Good Fine, green patina with some red areas; part of the rev. softly struck.


(419.9) THESSALY, Magnetes. 47 - 46 BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 6.64 g, 1h). ΗΓΗΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ from l. to r. above, circular, laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓΝ in exergue, ΗΤΩ-Ν above, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; in field r., thunderbolt. Good Fine, green patina; the letters on the obverse not clear; the reverse flat struck in places.

For the silver drachm of the same magistrate see lot 412, above.