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89000791

Trikka. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 791. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(791.1) THESSALY, Trikka. Late 4th to early 3rd centuries BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 9.43 g, 11h). Head of nymph Trikke r. wearing pendant earring; border of dots / TPIK l. up, bearded and draped Asklepios, his torso bare, seated r. on high-backed stool on top of which his chlamys is folded and against which his staff rests; he feeds snake facing him with a small bird that he offers in a circular vessel; under his stool, coiled snake to r. Rogers 554, fig. 311 (same dies). Near VF, dark green patina with minor surface roughness in places and with some bronze showing on the high relief spots.

Some cataloguers of this reverse die think that Asklepios is holding a ribbon but close observation suggests a snake, being fed out of a patera-like vessel.

(791.2) THESSALY, Trikka. Late 4th to early 3rd centuries BC. Æ Trichalkon (23mm, 8.77 g, 7h). Head of nymph Trikke r. wearing pendant earring; border of dots / [T]PIKKAI l. up, ΩN above, young Asklepios, draped but with his torso bare, seated r. on stool, his staff leaning on his l. shoulder, holding dove in his r. hand and offering it to a snake coiled l. facing him; A under stool. Rogers 555, fig. 312. Near VF, glossy dark green patina; both sides softly struck in parts; the reverse a little off centre.

On some reverse dies the figure seated on the stool looks very much like a female; could it be a depiction of Asklepios’ daughter, Hygieia?