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89000739

Skotussa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 739. Estimate $100.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(739.1) THESSALY, Skotussa. Early 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 1.98 g, 3h). Head of young, unbearded Herakles l., wearing his lion’s skin that is also shown around his neck, with the lion’s feet crossing in front / Σ-K below, to l. and r, kantharos in slightly concave circular field. Wartenberg, Philotas, pl. 3, C (this coin), otherwise unknown and unpublished, perhaps unique (?). Near VF, dark brown patina with some minor marks in the fields; die flaw on the reverse above kantharos.


(739.2) THESSALY, Skotussa. Early 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (12mm, 1.92 g, 7h). Head of young, unbearded Herakles r., wearing his lion’s skin that is also shown around his neck, with the lion’s feet crossing in front / [Σ]-K below, to l. and r, kantharos in almost flat circular field. Wartenberg, Philotas, pl. 3, B (this coin, enlarged), otherwise unpublished. VF, nice green patina with some red on the reverse, the second known (?).

An important coin, being the stylistic link of Skotussa with the coinages of Philotas and Derdas, thus establishing a date bracket for this and the previous coin of this lot, 739.1, within the first two decades of the 4th century.