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89000878

Thessalian League. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 878. Estimate $150.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(878.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 5.80 g, 12h). Polyxenos and Eukolos, 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; ΠOΛV-ΞEN[OV] above spear, EKOΛO[Σ] (sic) in exergue. See Coin Hoards II, fig. 12, 9 var. (same obv. die; Eukolos’ name not misspelled). VF, lightly toned, struck from a worn obv. die.


(878.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (25mm, 6.30 g, 12h). Polyxenos and Eukolos, 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; ΠOΛV-ΞEN[OV] above spear, [E]VKOΛ[OΣ] in exergue. P.R. Franke, “Zur Chronologie der Strategen und der Münzprägung des Koinon der Thessaler,” SM 35 (November 1959), 4 (same obv. die); see also Coin Hoards II, fig. 12, 8 and CNG e-sale 229 (10 March 2010), lot 105 (all with countermark). VF, coutermark is VF; lightly toned.