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89000855

Thessalian League. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 855. Estimate $200.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

For convenience, the following multiple lots of the Thessalian League coinage are generally arranged by denomination and then chronologically.

Lot of 2 coins.

(855.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Stater (21mm, 6.25 g, 11h). Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; monogram to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram in inner right field. Not found in the consulted references. Near VF, attractively toned; very rare.

This coin is the stater referenced in the note attached to BCD Thessaly 1376, a bronze issue with the same monogram on the obverse that is here on the reverse. It is likely that this issue was the first of the late Thessalian League.

(855.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 6.21 g, 6h). Lysikles and Poly..., magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; [Λ]YΣIKΛH[OY] to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram of ΠΟΛΥ (or ΠΟΛI) in inner left field, grape bunch in inner right. BMC 1; SNG Ashmolean 3790. VF, toned, small flan crack at 8 o’clock.

Ex Kurpfälzische Münzhandlung 19 (9 December 1980), lot 51, hammer DM 280.