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89000807

ISLANDS off Thessaly. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 807. Estimate $125.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(807.1) ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 1.91 g, 1h). Youthful male head r., bound with tainia / ΣKI r. down, AʘI l. down, kerykeion, to r. grapes. Rogers 571, fig. 322a. Good Fine, dark green patina; partly weakly struck on the kerykeion.

Same obv. die as lot 805 above.

(807.2) ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 1.92 g, 7h). Youthful male head l., bound with tainia / ΣKI l. down, AʘI r. down inwards and retrograde, kerykeion with spiked end for standing on the ground, all in incuse circle. The exact type not found in consulted references. Good Fine, dark green patina; both sides partly weakly struck; edge die flaws on reverse.


(807.3) ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. 3rd century BC. Æ Chalkous (14.5mm, 1.81 g, 12h). Youthful laureate male head r. / [ΣKI] r. down, [A]ʘI l. up, kerykeion, to l., grapes; all in circular concave field. The exact type not found in consulted references. Near Fine, green patina, with bronze surfaces showing at the high relief areas.

The obverse head here appears to be laureate but the 3rd century die cutters were not overly concerned with such details; laureate or diademed was probably the same to them.