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89000910

Thessalian League. Lot of 6 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 910. Estimate $100.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 6 coins.

(910.1) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (23mm, 11.01 g, 12h). Ortho..., magistrate. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; monogram to left (barely visible) / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; O-P/Θ-O across central fields. See Nomos 4, 1376 (same reverse die) for the only other known. Fine, slightly rough, pale green patina. Extremely rare, the second known (?).

It has not been possible to find an ancient name starting with OPΘO... and yet the reading is certain, especially on the Nomos coin.

(910.2) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 3.62 g, 11h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / [Θ]EΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram and E in inner right field. Rogers 52. Near VF, attractive green patina.


(910.3) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 4.11 g, 11h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram in inner right field. Rogers 54 corr. (monogram and its location--right field, not left). Good Fine, dark green patina.


(910.4) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 4.45 g, 6h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram in inner right field. Not found in the consulted references. Near VF, glossy, dark green patina, areas of flat strike.


(910.5) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 4.93 g, 6h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / [Θ]EΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram between spear and shield. Not found in the consulted references. Near VF, dark green patina; rare.


(910.6) THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Æ Chalkous (17mm, 3.33 g, 7h). Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; monogram in inner right field. SNG Christomanos 482. Near VF, dark green patina; rare.