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89000753

Skotussa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 753. Estimate $150.
Sold for $100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(753.1) THESSALY, Skotussa. 3rd century BC. Æ Dichalkon (20.5mm, 5.76 g, 12h). Head of Ares or Athena r., in close-fitting helmet adorned with crest and plume, border of dots; overstruck on head of young Herakles in lion’s skin r. / ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ l. and up circular, ...IΩΝ below, bridled horse prancing r., overstruck on jockey riding horse trotting r . Coin overstruck on Cassander (SNG Cop. 1142 ff). Near Fine, dark brown patina with bronze showing on high relief areas.

An overstrike that argues for these coins to be dated in the 3rd, rather than the 4th century BC

(753.2) THESSALY, Skotussa. 3rd century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19.5mm, 4.30 g, 10h). Head of Ares or Athena r., in close-fitting helmet adorned with crest and plume, border of dots; overstruck on head of nymph facing / [ΣK]OTOYΣ... above, ...IΩN below, bridled horse prancing r., overstruck on cavalryman riding horse prancing r. Coin overstruck on Larissa type, as lot 392 above. Near VF, dark green patina with traces of bronze showing on the high relief parts of the obv.

The undertype here must be one of the earlier issues of this Larissa type, without letter or monogram below the horse on the reverse.