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Trikka. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 780. Estimate $200.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(780.1) THESSALY, Trikka. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.42 g, 4h). Youthful male head r., border of dots / T-P above, K-I below, the K retrograde, forepart of horse r., all in shallow incuse square. See Nomos 4, 1357 (same dies). Near VF, very lightly toned; an attractive coin with a reverse style that connects to the fine horse styles of a particular group of Trikka hemidrachms (see above lot 773.1).

The obverses of the Trikka hemiobols exhibit quite a variety of differently styled heads; should they all represent the “hero” or “Thessalos” to whom ASW refers in his descriptions and notes in Nomos 4, or are there any cases where a young Jason’s portrait would also fit the bill? These fractions were all contemporary to the hemidrachm issues and their reverses can be matched to the “hands” that crafted some of the reverses of the bigger denominations.

(780.2) THESSALY, Trikka. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (9mm, 0.42 g, 5h). Youthful male head r., border of dots / TP l. up, I-K above r. and downwards, forepart of horse r., all in shallow incuse square. Weber 2937 (same dies). Good Fine, dark deposit remnants, mostly on the obverse that also has a rough edge from 9 to 11 o’clock.

Ex CNG 82 (16 September 2009) 481, hammer $500.


(780.3) THESSALY, Trikka. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (10mm, 0.38 g, 3h). Youthful male head r., border of dots / P-T above, the P retrograde, forepart of horse left, all in shallow incuse square. Unpublished and unknown with reverse type left. Near Fine, toned; slightly elongated flan and a die flaw developing in front of the hero’s face on the obverse.

Gift from a good friend, March 2009.


(780.4) THESSALY, Trikka. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (10mm, 0.40 g, 12h). Youthful male head left, border of dots / PI only visible down r. and inwards, forepart of horse r., concave surfaces. Unpublished and unknown with obverse type left. Fine, toned; porous surfaces; edge flan crack at 12 o’clock obverse.

Ex CNG e-sale 215 (31 July 2009) 558 (part).