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89000808

ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 808. Estimate $100.
Sold for $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(808.1) ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.62 g, 12h). Youthful diademed male head r. / ΣKI r. down, AʘI l. down, kerykeion, to r. kantharos; all in circular concave field. The exact type not found in consulted references. Fair, dark green patina; the obverse and part of the reverse with rough surfaces.


(808.2) ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.91 g, 12h). Youthful diademed male head l. / ΣKI l. up, AʘI r. down, kerykeion with spiked end for standing on the ground, to l., trophy. Rogers 574, fig. 324 var. [same obverse die and reverse symbol but inscription differently disposed]; SNG Soutzos 405. Good Fine, light green patina; well struck and centred; surfaces a little rough.


(808.3) ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 1.51 g, 11h). Youthful diademed male head l. / [Σ]KI r. down, Aʘ[I] l. down, kerykeion, to r. kantharos; all in circular concave field. The exact type not found in consulted references. Fine, rough surfaces in light and medium brown hues.


(808.4) ISLANDS off THESSALY, Skiathos. 2nd century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 2.21 g, 8h). Youthful diademed male head r. / ΣKI r. down, AʘI l. down, kerykeion, to r. harpa or dolphin downwards; all in concave field. Traité IV, 774, pl. CCCII, 12 (same obverse die). Near Fine, green patina; obverse softly struck.

Acquired from Leu, January 1975, for CHF 60 and from the old stock of Jacob Hirsch with his ticket.

Babelon does not mention that there is a symbol to the r. of the kerykeion although it is very clear on the plate photograph.