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89000473

Methylion. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 473. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(473.1) THESSALY, Methylion. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 1.85 g, 12h). M above E on the l., the E retrograde; ʘ above V on the r., Λ- I below, to l. and r, grain, its stem at the top / ME above, N[E] r. down, ram standing r. See CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 415 (note); see also Nomos 4, 1202. Near VF, dark green patina; the rev. a little off centre with traces of overstriking on the ram.

The die positions for the early Methylion silver were taken with the grain stem below, the way a grain would grow. However, to read the inscriptions on these bronzes it is necessary to reverse the grain and keep its stem on top, so here the die positions have been taken with the grain pointing downwards.

(473.2) THESSALY, Methylion. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (11mm, 1.36 g, 4h). [M]-[E] above, l. and r., [ʘ]-V in the middle, l. and r., Λ-I below, l. and r., grain, its stem at the top / ME above, NEK r. down, PA retrograde below, ram standing r. on ground line. See CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 415 (note) and also Nomos 4, 1202. Near VF, dark green patina, the obv. off centre.


(473.3) THESSALY, Methylion. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (11mm, 1.71 g, 6h). [M]-E l. and r., above; ʘ-Λ l. and r. in the middle, grain, its stem at the top / ME above, NEK r. down, PA retrograde below, ram standing r. See CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 415 (note) and also Nomos 4, 1202. Good Fine, green patina, the rev. struck a little off centre.


(473.4) THESSALY, Methylion. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (12mm, 1.54 g, 10h). M-E l. and r., above; ʘ-V l. and r., in the middle; Λ-I l. and r., below, grain, its stem at the top / ME above, NE r. down, ram standing r. on ground line. See CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 415 (note); see also Nomos 4, 1202. Good Fine, green patina, the rev. a little off centre.