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89000803

Peparethos. Augustus. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 803. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(803.1) THESSALY, Peparethos. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Triassarion (19mm, 6.47 g, 12h). ΣEBAΣ from bottom l., upwards, bare head of Augustus r., border of dots / ΠEΠA from top, l. down, bearded head of Dionysos r., border of dots. Rogers 568, fig. 320; RPC I, 1420; see also Nomos 4, 1365. Good Fine, nice green patina and with a remarkable portrait of Dionysos; very rare.

Acquired from the Davissons, September 1994, for $182, and from an old American collection.


(803.2) THESSALY, Peparethos. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. Æ Triassarion (19.5mm, 9.08 g, 1h). Σ[EB]AΣ from bottom l., upwards, bare head of Augustus r., countermark of two torches crossed over thyrsos, in circular incuse; border of dots / ΠEΠA from top, l. down, bearded head of Dionysos r., border of dots. Rogers 569, fig. 321. Fine, countermark is VF, green patina; the reverse a little off centre and partly flat because of the countermark.

The countermark on this coin matches the reverse type of lot 802.1 above and this means that the small bronze is also Augustan.