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89000907

Thessalian League. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 907. Estimate $100.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(907.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 3.94 g, 7h). Philokrates, magistrate. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis; ΦIΛOKPA-TOV to right and left / ΘEΣ/ΣA-ΛΩ-N, horse trotting right. Not found in the consulted references. Near VF, green patina, some roughness; extremely rare, perhaps unique (?).

This and the following coin are struck from the same obverse die, establishing an important link between these two reverse types. This die link has the added significance of verifying Roger’s assertion (p. 26) that there was no chronological gap between the late Hellenistic and the so-called “early Imperial” issues.

(907.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid – late 1st century BC. Æ Dichalkon or Obol (19mm, 7.11 g, 12h). Philokrates, Italos, and Petraios, magistrates. Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis; ΦIΛOKPA-TOV to right and left / ΘEΣΣA-ΛΩN, Athena Itonia standing left, holding in her right hand Nike--who stands left, presenting wreath, resting her left hand on shield set on ground to right; spear to left; ITA-ΛO[Y] across upper field, [ΠE]TP[AIOΣ] in exergue. Burrer p. 62; Rogers 59, fig. 12; see also Nomos 4, 1393. Near VF, green patina, some roughness.

This and the previous coin are struck from the same obverse die, establishing an important link between these two reverse types. This die link has the added significance of verifying Roger’s assertion (p. 26) that there was no chronological gap between the late Hellenistic and so-called “early Imperial” issues.