Search


Click here to Register User Services

Information

Products and Services


Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
89000452

Meliboia. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 452. Estimate $100.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(452.1) THESSALY, Meliboia. Mid to late 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 3.84 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Meliboia facing, turned slightly to l., bunches of grapes in her hair and hanging to l. and r. of her head; border of dots / M above l., EΛIBOE below circular, two bunches of grapes and two vine leaves hanging from a vine branch. Rogers 390, fig. 204 var. [same obv. die but rev. legend differently divided]. Fine, dark brown-green patina with scattered light surface pitting; rev. slightly off centre.


(452.2) THESSALY, Meliboia. Mid to late 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17.5mm, 6.23 g, 2h). Head of the nymph Meliboia facing, turned slightly to l., bunches of grapes in her hair and hanging to l. and r. of her head; border of dots / MEΛIB[OEΩ] below circular, И above, two bunches of grapes and two vine leaves hanging from a vine branch. Rogers 390, fig. 204 var. [the letter above is E reversed and to the r. instead of И]. Good Fine, dark brown patina with some lighter brown hues; minor scattered pitting and the rev. a little off centre.


(452.3) THESSALY, Meliboia. Mid to late 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 5.53 g, 7h). Head of the nymph Meliboia facing, turned slightly to l., bunches of grapes in her hair and hanging to l. and r. of her head; border of dots / ME-ΛI-BO below circular, retrograde and inverted, two bunches of grapes and two vine leaves hanging from a vine branch. Rogers 390, fig. 204 var. [letters are not retrograde or inverted]. Near Fine, dark green patina with an area of red corrosion above the nymph’s forehead.

Ex Amphora (David Hendin) list 75 (October 2000) 127 for $225.

David has always remembered to send his coin lists to the writer’s library, and has always refused payment against mailing expenses. One does not always come across such consideration and generosity in the ancient coin dealer-collector community and this is quite understandable, the way postal expenses have skyrocketed during the last few years. Perhaps one day all dealings will be done electronically from our homes, but this writer is glad to have built up his collection while person-to-person contact was still possible.