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89000551

Perrhaiboi. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 551. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(551.1) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 5th to early 4th centuries BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.68 g, 6h). Horse prancing r., border of dots / Π-E above to l. and r., P-A r. down, Athena Itonia r., half kneeling in fighting attitude, wearing crested helmet and long robes, holding spear in her r. and shield in her l., all in shallow incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 3906. Near VF, lightly toned; some areas of porosity on the reverse.


(551.2) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 5th to early 4th centuries BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.79 g, 1h). Horse walking r., border of dots / Π-E-P-A from top l., to r. and circular, Athena Itonia r., in fighting attitude, wearing crested helmet and long robes, holding spear in her r. and shield in her l., all in shallow incuse square with rounded edges and corners. Not found in references consulted. Good Fine, toned; some old scratches and knocks, mostly on the obv., the rev. with some minor porosity; extremely rare with the walking horse on the obverse.

Same rev. die as lot 549 above.

(551.3) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 5th to early 4th centuries BC. AR Obol (14mm, 0.80 g, 10h). Horse prancing r., border of dots / Π-E-P-A from top l., to r. and circular, Athena Itonia r., in fighting attitude, wearing crested helmet and long robes, holding spear in her r. and shield in her l., all in shallow incuse square with rounded edges and corners. See Lanz 151 (30 June 2011) 66 = J. Hirsch XXV (29 November 1909) Philipsen 671(b) (same rev. die); see also CNG e-sale 162 (11 April 2007) 61 for same types and same hand but not same dies. Near VF, lightly toned; some scratches in the fields and a die flaw on the rev. above Athena’s helmet.