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89000896

Thessalian League. Lot of 5 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 896. Estimate $200.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 5 coins.

(896.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.09 g, 11h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; HP monogram to left / [Θ]EΣΣA/ΛΩ[N], Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; HΓ monogram in inner right field. BMC 46. Good Fine, obv. is off-center.

On this example, there are traces of the previous magistrate letters Π-I across the central field on the reverse, which must have been erased from the die. The same effect is noted on some drachms from the same issue (see lot 889.5 above).

(896.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.09 g, 4h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / [Θ]EΣΣ[A]/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; M-A across central field. BMC 45. VF, toned, traces of deposit along the obverse edge.


(896.3) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.14 g, 1h). Eu... and Pho..., magistrate. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; EY monogram to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩ[N], Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; Φ-O across central field. SNG Copenhagen 306. Near VF, attractively toned.


(896.4) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.09 g, 11h). Eu... and Poly..., magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; EY monogram to left / [Θ]EΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; Π-Ο/Λ-Y across central field. BMC 44, pl. I, 5. VF, toned.


(896.5) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.06 g, 11h). Zo... and Poly..., magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; ZΩ monogram to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩ[N], Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; Π-Ο/Λ-Y across central field. SNG Lockett 1628; McClean 4978, pl. 180, 17 (same dies). VF, toned, traces of deposits in obverse field.