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Pelinna. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 535. Estimate $150.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(535.1) THESSALY, Pelinna. Late 3rd to early 2nd centuries BC. Æ Trichalkon (21.5mm, 8.10 g, 12h). Head of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet / [Π]ΕΛIN l. up, [N]AIEΩN r. down, Nike l., winged and draped, holds wreath in outstretched r. (not visible here). Rogers 436, fig. 236 var. [the second part of the inscription reads the opposite way]; see also CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 423 for the same style obverse and the same letter arrangement. Fine, green patina with matte surfaces.


(535.2) THESSALY, Pelinna. Late 3rd to early 2nd centuries BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 7.55 g, 4h). Head of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet / ΠΕΛIN l. up, [N]AIEΩN r. up, Nike l., winged and draped, holds wreath in outstretched r., stylis in l. over her shoulder; Δ and P below, to l. and r. These control marks not found in consulted literature. Fine, green and brown patina, rubbed off at the obv. high relief points and peripherally.

The letters Δ and P, either separate or joined in the monogram :, also occur on the Mantho/rider dichalka (see lots 534.5 above and 536.3 below). This means that the two issues overlapped. The poorer style dichalka are therefore correctly dated to the end of the third or the early second century.

(535.3) THESSALY, Pelinna. Late 3rd to early 2nd centuries BC. Æ Trichalkon (22mm, 7.96 g, 3h). Head of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet; border of dots / ΠΕΛINNAIEΩ-N l. up, Nike l., winged and draped, holds wreath in outstretched r., stylis in l. over her shoulder; below r., monogram. This control mark not found in consulted literature but see CNG 79 (17 September 2008) 195 where the monogram is visible on the photograph but not mentioned in the text. Good Fine, nice glossy chocolate brown patina; a spot of bronze disease between 2 and 3 o’clock on the edge of the reverse, the obverse softly struck.