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Thessalian League. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 877. Estimate $100.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(877.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (26mm, 6.06 g, 12h). Italos and Arnias, magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; [I]TAΛOV above spear, APNIAΣ in exergue. SNG Ashmolean 3807. Near VF, toned, scattered porosity; extremely rare.

Ex Myers 9 (5 December 1974), lot 88, hammer $240.


(877.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 6.29 g, 12h). Italos and Arnias, magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; countermark to left: grain ear in rectangular incuse / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; [I]TAΛO[V] above spear, APNIA[Σ] in exergue. For coin: SNG Ashmolean 3807; for countermark see Coin Hoards III, fig. 12, 8. Near VF, countermark weakly struck; toned, small flan split.

Purchased from Christian Blom, December 1980, for $195.