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89000454

Meliboia. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 454. Estimate $100.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(454.1) THESSALY, Meliboia. Mid to late 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (12mm, 1.60 g, 8h). Head of nymph l., wearing pendant earring in the form of a small bunch of grapes, her hair rolled up into a bun at the top of her head / ME r. down, ΛI l. up, bunch of grapes and two small vine leaves hanging from vine branch. Not in Rogers but see Lanz 112 (25 November 2002) 197 (same obv. die). Near VF, dark green patina with smooth surfaces.


(454.2) THESSALY, Meliboia. Mid to late 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 2.09 g, 4h). Head of nymph l., wearing pendant earring in the form of a small bunch of grapes, her hair rolled up towards the top of her head / ME l. down, ΛI r. up, bunch of grapes and two vine leaves hanging from a vine tendril. Not in Rogers but see Lanz 146 (25 May 2009) 135 (same rev. die). Near VF, brown patina; a small die flaw in field l. on the obv. and the right part of the rev. a little softly struck; the obverse in high relief and of the finest style.

The style of the obverse is close to some western (Magna Graecia) bronzes of the early to mid 4th century BC.