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89000882

Thessalian League. Lot of 5 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 882. Estimate $250.
Sold for $550. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 5 coins.

(882.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 6.27 g, 12h). Gorgias and Themist(ogenes), 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; ΓOP-ΓIAΣ above spear, NI in inner right field, ΘE-MI/Σ-T across central field. McClean 4931, pl. 179, 9 var. (length and arrangement of Themistogenes’ name); Klose pp. 341 and 346, 14 var. (same). VF, lightly toned, metal slightly porous.


(882.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (20mm, 6.23 g, 12h). Gorgias and Themistogenes, 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; ΓOP-ΓIA[Σ] above spear, NI in inner right field, Θ-E/MI-Σ/[T]OΓEN[HΣ] across central field and in exergue. Klose pp. 341 and 346, 14 (this coin). VF, lightly toned, traces of deposits.

Ex 1983 South Thessaly Hoard (CH IX, 320).


(882.3) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (21mm, 6.28 g, 1h). Kephalos and Themisto..., 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; KEΦ-AΛOY and star above spear, ΘEMIΣTO in exergue. McClean 4805, pl. 178, 7 corr. (star not noted); Klose pp. 342 and 349, 48. VF, nicely toned. Well struck compact head of Zeus on a large flan.


(882.4) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (20mm, 5.65 g, 12h). Kephalos and Themisto..., 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; [K]EΦ-AΛOY above spear, ΘEMIΣT[O] in exergue. Klose pp. 342 and 349, 40 (same obv. die); Pozzi (Boutin) 2888. Near VF, toned, from a worn obv. die.

Ex Glendining, 23 April 1970, lot 54 (part).


(882.5) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. AR Stater (20mm, 6.18 g, 12h). Kephalos, M..., and Themisto..., 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; [K]EΦ-AΛOY above spear, M in inner right field, [ΘEMIΣTO in exergue]. Klose pp. 342 and 349, 35 (this coin). Good VF, lightly toned, minor obv. die shift.

Ex 1983 South Thessaly Hoard (CH IX, 320).