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89000562

Perrhaiboi. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 562. Estimate $150.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(562.1) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 2nd to early 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 7.02 g, 12h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / ΠEPPAI l. up, BΩN r. down, the B reversed, Hera, diademed and draped, seated r. on backless throne, holding long sceptre with her r. and resting her l. on her knee. This inscription variety not encountered in the reference literature consulted. Near VF, dark green patina with some red on the high points; surfaces a little rough in places.

What looks like a back to Hera’s seat is her loose chiton draped on her back.

(562.2) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 2nd to early 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 6.30 g, 12h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / ΠEPPAI l. up, BΩN r. down, Hera, diademed, veiled and draped, seated r. on backless throne, holding long sceptre with her r. and resting her l. on her knee, in field r., ΣΩ downwards. This variety not in references consulted. Near VF, nice dark brown patina; a pleasing specimen.

Hera is veiled on this reverse die and on the reverse of 563.2; one wonders if there is a significance in the depiction of the goddess both with and without a veil on her head.

(562.3) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 2nd to early 1st century BC. Æ Trichalkon (21mm, 6.96 g, 12h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r., border of dots / ΠEPPAI l. up, BΩN r. down, Hera, diademed, and draped, seated r. on backless throne, holding long sceptre with her r. and resting her l. on her knee, in field r., ΣΩTI downwards. Rogers 441, fig. 240. Near VF, dark green patina with some red hues; die flaws in front of Hera’s head and to the l. of the first part of the legend.