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89000942

Koinon of Thessaly. Nero. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 942. Estimate $125.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(942.1) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Triassarion (28mm, 12.61 g, 1h). Laouchos, strategos. NEPΩN KAIΣAP ΘEΣΣA[ΛΩ]N, laureate head right / ΛAOVXOV ΣT-PATHΓOV, Apollo Delphinios, raising right arm overhead, holding bow and arrow in left hand, seated left, torso facing, on basis inscribed [A]TEI/MH/TOC/EΠOI. Burrer Em. 2, Series 3, Grp. 1, 64.1 (A23/R44) = RPC 1443 corr. = Moustaka 85 (this coin, illustrated in all references). Good Fine, brown surfaces. Unique.

Ex Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection (Part I, H. Schulman, 6 June 1969), lot 748.

Both coins in this lot are struck from the same reverse die. RPC misread the inscription on the basis for both coins.

(942.2) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. temp. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ Triassarion (28mm, 10.47 g, 1h). Laouchos, strategos. EIPHNH [Σ]EBAΣTH ΘEΣΣ[AΛΩ]N, draped bust of Eirene right, wearing wreath of grain ears and olive branch / [ΛAOVXOV ΣT]-PATHΓOV, Apollo Delphinios, raising right arm overhead, holding bow and arrow in left hand, seated left, torso facing, on basis inscribed [ATEI/MH/T]OC/[EΠ]OI; in field l., kithara. Burrer Em. 2 (of Nero), Series 4, Grp. 1, 79.1 (A28/R44) = RPC 1450 corr. (this coin, illustrated in both references). Near Fine, brown surfaces, numerous scratches. Extremely rare, one of two known.

Ex Thomas Ollive Mabbott Collection (Part I, H. Schulman, 6 June 1969), lot 750.

Although RPC Supp. lists the correction to the reading of the legend on the basis, both Burrer and RPC incorrectly mark the unreadable part on this coin (both simply repeated the exact reading of the legend from Burrer 64.1, without modifying it). Struck from the same reverse die as the previous lot 942.1 with the added engraving of a kithara in the left field.