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89000967

Koinon of Thessaly. Septimius Severus. Lot of 5 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 967. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 5 coins.

(967.1) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Tetrassarion (27mm, 11.92 g, 3h). AV ΛO CЄΠTIMI-ON CЄBHPOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛѠN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. Burrer, MA-G 8; Rogers 99, fig. 39 var. (obv. legend). Good Fine, green patina, a few minor cleaning marks.


(967.2) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Triassarion (22mm, 8.33 g, 11h). AV ΛO CЄΠT CЄBHPOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOIN[O]/N ΘЄCCAΛ/ѠN, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, reins in left, driving triga galloping right; Γ (mark of value) below horses. Burrer, MA-G 11 var. (Athena driving triga); Rogers 101. Good Fine, green patina, minor pitting.


(967.3) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Diassarion (20mm, 5.03 g, 9h). [AV] ΛOY CЄΠT CЄBHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / KOINO[N ΘЄC]CAΛѠN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. Burrer, MA-G 12 var. (obv. legend and bust type); Rogers –. Good Fine, rough green patina; rare.


(967.4) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Diassarion (21mm, 5.20 g, 6h). [A]V ΛO CЄΠT CЄBHPOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛѠN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. Burrer, MA-G 12 var. (orientation of rev. legend); Rogers –. Good Fine, green patina, minor smoothing; rare.


(967.5) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Septimius Severus. AD 193-211. Æ Diassarion (23mm, 6.96 g, 1h). [...] ΛOY CЄΠTI CЄBHPOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right / KOINO-N ΘЄCCAΛѠ[N], warrior advancing right, holding spear(?) in his right hand, shield on left arm. Burrer, MA-G 14 (this coin); Rogers 100. Near VF, olive green patina, some red; very rare.

Purchased from A.H. Baldwin, May 1975 (£20). Ex Lord Grantley, Rev. Edgar Rogers and Heller Collections.

The warrior reverses were few and far between in the Thessalian Provincial series. One wonders what was the reason for their appearance as the do not seem to signal a change in the standard denominations.