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89000903

Thessalian League. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 903. Estimate $100.
Sold for $70. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(903.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd – mid 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (18mm, 5.14 g, 12h). Ippai(tas), magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right; IΠΠAI below / ΘEΣ/ΣAΛΩ-N, horse trotting right. Rogers 44 var. (orientation of obverse legend). Near VF, brown-green patina, minor roughness. This particular way of placing the magistrate’s name unpublished and extremely rare.

Purchased from Lanz Ebay auction, January 2011 (hammer €25).

A different way of placing the magistrate’s name; this collector has only seen this piece offered for sale.

(903.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Late 2nd – mid 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19mm, 6.53 g, 1h). Nyssandros, magistrate. Helmeted head of Athena right; NYΣ-ΣANΔPOY above and below / ΘEΣ/ΣAΛΩ-N, horse trotting right; grain ear to right. Rogers 46 var. (orientation of obv. legend). VF, dusty green patina.