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89000787

Trikka. Lot of 7 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 787. Estimate $200.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 7 coins.

(787.1) THESSALY, Trikka. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.02 g, 3h). Head of nymph Trikke r. with hair rolled, wearing pendant earring / T-PI[KKAI]O-N from top l., to r. circular, warrior naked but for conical helmet, in fighting attitude r., holding spear in his r. hand and large shield with his l. See G. Hirsch 263 (24 September 2009) 2277 var. [different dies and no visible inscription]; Helios 6 (9 March 2011) 511 (same obv. die). Near VF, green patina, both sides marginally off centre.


(787.2) THESSALY, Trikka. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15.5mm, 2.22 g, 1h). Head of nymph Trikke r. with hair rolled, wearing pendant earring / TPIK r. down, K retrograde between warrior’s legs, ΔION (sic) l. up, warrior naked but for conical helmet, in fighting attitude r., holding spear in his r. hand and large shield with his l. This variety not found in consulted references. Near VF, dark brown patina with some areas of dark red; r. leg of warrior mis-struck from the knee down.

The obverse die of this coin is by the same hand that cut the obverse die of lot 787.4 below.

(787.3) THESSALY, Trikka. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 1.96 g, 7h). Head of nymph Trikke r. with hair rolled, wearing pendant earring; behind her neck, Δ / TPIKK l. down, the P upside down, [AI] below upside down, ON r. up, warrior naked but for conical helmet, in fighting attitude r., holding spear in his r. hand and large shield with his l. This variety not found in consulted references. Good Fine, green patina; minimal roughness in the fields; an attractive coin of fine style.

The signed obverses of Trikka are of superior style but not always carefully struck. It seems that the die cutters had no control over the mint workers as is sometimes the case with the earliest Thessalian bronzes.

(787.4) THESSALY, Trikka. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.71 g, 2h). Head of nymph Trikke r. with hair rolled / TPI-K l. down retrograde, K between warrior’s legs, AI r. up, upside down, warrior naked but for conical helmet, in fighting attitude r., holding spear in his r. hand and large shield with his l. This variety not found in consulted references. Good Fine, dark green patina with some red on the obverse, edge die flaw on reverse at 4 o’clock.

The obverse die of this coin is by the same hand that cut the obverse die of lot 787.2 above.

(787.5) THESSALY, Trikka. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13.5mm, 1.40 g, 9h). Head of nymph Trikke r. with hair rolled / TPIKK l. down, letters upside down, warrior naked but for conical helmet, in fighting attitude r., holding spear in his r. hand and large shield with his l. This variety not found in consulted references. Good Fine, dark green patina; some surface roughness, mostly on the obverse.


(787.6) THESSALY, Trikka. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.07 g, 9h). Head of nymph Trikke r. with hair rolled, wearing triple pendant earring / [TPIK] l. up, KAIO[N] r. down, warrior naked but for conical helmet, in fighting attitude r., holding spear in his r. hand and large shield with his l. See CNG 87 (18 May 2011) 428 (same obv. die). Near VF, dark green patina; die flaw in field on obv. in front of face.


(787.7) THESSALY, Trikka. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (12mm, 1.62 g, 7h). Head of nymph Trikke r. with hair rolled, wearing triple pendant earring / TPI-K-K-[AION] from above l., down and circular, warrior naked but for conical helmet, in fighting attitude r., holding spear in his r. hand and large shield with his l. See Nomos 4, 1359 (same letter arrangement but different dies). VF, dark green patina with some touches of dark red; the reverse type not fully inside the small, compact flan.