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Peuma. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 564. Estimate $100.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Peuma (IACP 439)

A small city of Achaia, the remains of ancient Peuma (modern Kallithea) include a well-preserved acropolis and a circuit wall with gates and towers, as well as civic buildings and houses. An inscription from Delphi records a long running boundary dispute that Peuma had with Melitaia, and which was only solved, in circa 140 BC, by an appeal to the Senate in Rome, over two centuries after it began. The city’s bronze coinage, in the name of the Peumatians, was struck around the time of Demetrios Poliorketes.

Lot of 2 coins.

(564.1) THESSALY, Peuma. Early 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 1.88 g, 12h). Wreathed head of Achilles r. / ΠEYMATIΩN from lower l., up and circular, around AX monogram. Rogers 443. Good Fine, green patina with some tan hues on the high relief parts.

This style head is considerably scarcer than the one appearing on the next two lots.

(564.2) THESSALY, Peuma. Early 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 0.96 g, 12h). Wreathed head of Achilles r. / ΠEYMATIΩN (retrograde) from lower l., down r. and up circular, around AX monogram, to r., small Phrygian helmet. This variety not in references consulted. Fine, green patina with some lighter patches; coin’s circumference fraying, a small die flaw to the l. part of the monogram; a very rare variety.