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89000793

Tripolis

Triton XV, Lot: 793. Estimate $150.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Tripolis/Azoros (IACP 459)

Tripolis was formed from the synoikismos of three towns in Perrhaibia: Azoros, Doliche, and Pythion. There are some ruins but little has been investigated and virtually nothing is known about the site. There are some coins attributed to the city, all extremely rare bronzes dating to the 2nd quarter of the 4th century BC.

THESSALY, Tripolis. 2nd quarter of the 4th century BC. Æ Trichalkon (19mm, 7.15 g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo r., border of dots / TPIΠO r. down, ΛITAN l. down, tripod-lebes. Liampi, Numismatisches, p. 16 (obv.=V2, rev.=new); see also Lanz 151 (30 June 2011) 379 and Nomos 4, 1361 for the same obv. die. Good Fine, dark chocolate brown patina with dark red areas; an extremely rare coin.

A new reverse die for the few known specimen of this interesting coinage struck, as its name implies, on behalf of three cities.