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89000950

Koinon of Thessaly. temp. Domitian. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 950. Estimate $100.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(950.1) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. temp. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ Dissarion(?) (16mm, 5.00 g, 12h). ΘECCA-ΛѠN, Apollo seated left, raising right arm over his head / ΛAP[IC]A, the nymph Larissa standing left, holding ball in her right hand. Cf. Burrer Em. 2 (of Domitian), Series 2 (assaria); cf. RPC 290 (assaria). Good Fine, green surfaces, minor roughness.

While it is tempting to call this piece just a “heavy” assarion, the large diameter of the dies suggests that this might have been part of a very limited attempt to make a diassarion in the pseudo-autonomous coinage. The difference between this coin and the assaria is also the fact that the legend on the obverse does not contain squared-off Cs.

(950.2) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. temp. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ Assarion (15mm, 2.35 g, 6h). ΘECCA-[ΛѠN] (with square Cs), Apollo seated left, raising right arm over his head / ΛAPICA, the nymph Larissa standing left, holding ball in her right hand. Burrer Em. 2 (of Domitian), Series 2, 91 (A27/R65); RPC 290. Near VF, pale green patina, a few rough spots.


(950.3) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. temp. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ Assarion (15mm, 2.89 g, 6h). ΘECCA-ΛѠN (with square Cs), Apollo seated left, raising right arm over his head / ΛAPICA (with square C), the nymph Larissa standing left, holding ball in her right hand. Burrer Em. 2 (of Domitian), Series 2, – (A28/R68 [unlisted die combination]); RPC 290. Near VF, dark green surfaces.


(950.4) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. temp. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ Assarion (14mm, 3.04 g, 6h). ΘECCA-ΛѠN (with square Cs), Apollo seated left, raising right arm over his head / ΛAPI[CA], the nymph Larissa standing left, holding ball in her right hand. Burrer Em. 2 (of Domitian), Series 2, – (unlisted dies); RPC 290. Good Fine, dark green surfaces, scratch in rev. field.

The form of the C on the reverse is uncertain.