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89000593

Phalanna. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 593. Estimate $200.
Sold for $200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(593.1) THESSALY, Phalanna. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 7.29 g, 12h). Youthful male head r., behind, monogram; border of dots / [ΦAΛANNA]IΩN above circular, head of nymph r., wearing plain necklace, her hair bound in a sakkos; behind, Λ. This particular variant not found in consulted references. Near VF, brownish green patina; the flan too small for the die designs.


(593.2) THESSALY, Phalanna. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19.5mm, 6.96 g, 11h). Youthful male head r., behind, monogram; border of dots / ΦAΛANN-AIΩN above and to r., circular, head of nymph r., wearing pendant earring composed of an ornamental circular element and three elongated appendages hanging from it, her hair bound in a sakkos tying behind. BMC p. 41, 8. Near VF, dark green patina with a couple of minor reddish brown rust marks, one on each side, the one on the obverse more prominent.


(593.3) THESSALY, Phalanna. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 6.47 g, 7h). Youthful male head r., behind, monogram; linear circle / ΦAΛANNA r. down, IΩN l. up, head of nymph r., wearing triangular pendant earring, her hair bound in a sakkos tied at the back. This particular variant not found in consulted references but see Papaevangelou-Genakos 8 (similar reverse style). Near VF, green patina with two small corrosion spots in the obverse field.

See the obverse of lot 582 for the original style that is being rather crudely imitated on this coin’s obverse. This suggests a date towards the end of the 3rd century BC.

(593.4) THESSALY, Phalanna. 220s BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 5.91 g, 12h). Youthful male head r., border of dots / ΦAΛANNAIΩN from above l., r. down circular, head of nymph r., wearing pendant earring, her hair is bound in a sakkos tying behind; in field l., pellet to r. of monogram. Papaevangelou-Genakos group 6; see also Triton V (15 January 2002) 351 for same obverse die and same hand for the reverse die. , olive green and dark red mixed patina, glossy surfaces; not all reverse letters fully struck.

For the low dating see note after lot 592.2 above, also applicable to this coin.