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Pelinna. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 530. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(530.1) THESSALY, Pelinna. First quarter of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 2.50 g, 9h). Helmeted horseman r., wearing chlamys and short tunic, striking at enemy who covers himself with his shield; border of dots / [Π]ΕΛINNAI l. up, warrior in short tunic, stepping up and advancing l., his head turned back; he is armed with a sword in a scabbard held by a baldric, holds spear with his r. and shield with his l. This combination of types not found in references consulted. Near VF, nice olive green patina; the rev. not perfectly centred.

The rider on the obverse is not holding a spear but some other weapon that looks like a double club

(530.2) THESSALY, Pelinna. First quarter of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.45 g, 6h). Helmeted horseman r., wearing chlamys and short tunic, striking with his spear at enemy who is falling backwards and covering himself with his shield; border of dots / ΠΕΛIN r. down, AIE l. up, warrior wearing petasos and short tunic charging l., holding shield decorated by star with his l. and spear with his r. This type combination not found in the references consulted but see CNG e-sale 183 (5 March 2008) 47. Near VF, reddish brown patina, slightly rough in places.


(530.3) THESSALY, Pelinna. First quarter of the 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15.5mm, 2.42 g, 9h). Horseman r., wearing chlamys and short tunic, riding over enemy who is falling backwards and covering himself with his shield; border of dots / ΠΕΛI r. down, NNAE l. up, warrior charging left, wearing petasos and short tunic and armed with short sword in a scabbard; he is holding two spears and shield decorated by star with his l., a spear with his raised r. (not visible here). Rogers 427, fig. 230. VF, attractive light green patina; obv. a little off centre; an appealing specimen.

Acquired from Dr. Michael Brandt, January 1991, for DM 300.