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Pelinna. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 536. Estimate $200.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(536.1) THESSALY, Pelinna. Late 3rd to early 2nd centuries BC. Æ Dichalkon (19.5mm, 5.32 g, 5h). Head of Mantho veiled r. / ΠΕΛINNAIΩN above circular, helmeted Thessalian rider wearing chlamys and short tunic, charging r. with couched lance on prancing horse; below monogram. See CNG 79 (17 September 2008) 194. VF, dark brown patina; very light double striking on obverse.


(536.2) THESSALY, Pelinna. Late 3rd to early 2nd centuries BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 6.79 g, 12h). Head of Mantho veiled r. / [Π]ΕΛIN-NAIΩN above circular, helmeted Thessalian rider wearing chlamys and short tunic, charging r. with couched lance on prancing horse; below monogram. This exact type not found in consulted literature. Near VF, dark green patina with a small area of red on the reverse.


(536.3) THESSALY, Pelinna. Late 3rd to early 2nd centuries BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 5.86 g, 11h). Head of Mantho veiled r. / ΠΕΛIN[NAIΩN] above circular, helmeted Thessalian rider wearing chlamys and short tunic, charging r. with couched lance on prancing horse; below Δ. See Lanz 112 (25 November 2002), 196 var. (finer obverse style and monogram instead of Δ). Near VF, green patina with a few bronze spots showing under it; the rev. field a little rough.


(536.4) THESSALY, Pelinna. 2nd century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17.5mm, 6.23 g, 10h). Head of Mantho veiled r. / ΠΕ-[Λ-I-N]N-AIΩ-N from below, to l. and above, circular, helmeted Thessalian rider wearing chlamys and short tunic, charging r. with couched lance on prancing horse. This style and fabric not found in consulted literature. Near VF, green-brown patina; the flan too small for the reverse type.

Acquired from Dr. Michael Brandt, October 1990, for DM 35.

The style and fabric of this coin constitute quite a departure from all the other Pelinna coins of this type. The concavity of the reverse and the circular legend are technical features that suggest new minting practices that could only come after a break - probably a long break - in the series. The date given above is only tentative and could easily change, most likely downwards.