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Magnetes. Lot of 6 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 420. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 6 coins.

(420.1) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (19mm, 7.60 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus l., border of dots / [ΜΑΓNHTΩN] from lower l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; to r., star. This variety not found in the consulted references. Near VF, reddish green patina with a spot of corrosion at 4 o’clock on the obv.


(420.2) THESSALY, Magnetes. 2nd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (20mm, 9.93 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus l. / [Μ]ΑΓNH-TΩ-N from l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; to r., star; below, monogram. This variety not found in the consulted references. Good Fine, green patina with some red areas.

The monogram, according to Professor Furtwängler, stands for the name ΑΓΝΙΑΣ.

(420.3) THESSALY, Magnetes. After 167 BC. Æ Dichalkon (17.5mm, 6.99 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus l., border of dots / [Μ]ΑΓN-H above, TΩN below, galley prow r., eye on bulwarks, to l. M. This variety not found in the consulted references. Near VF, green patina; the Γ of the legend weakly struck; the obv. struck a little softly.

This issue also belongs to Demetrios (Aitolianos) according to Professor Furtwängler.

(420.4) THESSALY, Magnetes. 1st century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (19.5mm, 8.39 g, 2h). Laureate head of Zeus r. / ΜΑΓNHTΩ-N from middle l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; below, star. Rogers 339. Near VF, attractive two-tone light reddish and mid brown patina; both sides with minor striking softness; an appealing coin.


(420.5) THESSALY, Magnetes. 1st century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (20mm, 9.21 g, 6h). Laureate head of Zeus l. / ΜΑΓNHTΩN from lower l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; below, dolphin; to r., palm branch. Rogers 346a corr. var. [on p. 110 Rogers’ numbering should be corrected from 356a to 346a; also, the dolphin symbol is not mentioned in Rogers]. Near VF, dark green patina; the rev. marginally off centre.


(420.6) THESSALY, Magnetes. 1st century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (22.5mm, 8.98 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus l. / [Μ]ΑΓNHTΩN from l., r. up and circular, the centaur Chiron advancing r., holding branch over his l. shoulder, his r. arm raised; to r., palm branch. Rogers 346a corr. [on p. 110, the numbering of Rogers should be corrected from 356a to 346a]. Good Fine, reddish brown patina; the features of Zeus struck a little softly.