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89000979

Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. Lot of 10 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 979. Estimate $300.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 10 coins.

(979.1) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Tetrassarion (25mm, 10.13 g, 7h). Struck circa AD 198-211. [AY]TOKPA KAICAP[...], 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 21 var. (obv. legend and bust type); Rogers –. Fine, attractive pale olive green patina; a rare variety.


(979.2) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Tetrassarion (27mm, 10.08 g, 7h). Struck circa AD 211-217. [... A]V-P ANTΩNIN, laureate head right / [KOIN]ON [Θ]ЄCCAΛ[ΩN], [Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, reins in left, driving] quadriga galloping right. Burrer, MA-G 29 (same dies); Rogers –. Near Fine, reverse nearly slick, ragged flan, green patina; very rare denomination/type. Overstruck on uncertain Thessalian Imperial (Septimius Severus?).


(979.3) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Triassarion (23mm, 8.58 g, 2h). Struck circa AD 211-217. [...] AV ANTΩN[INOC], radiate and laureate head right / [KOINON] ΘЄCCA[ΛΩN], Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, reins in left, driving triga galloping right; Γ (mark of value) below horses. Burrer, MA-G –; Rogers –. Near Fine, brown surfaces, patina worn through on high points. Unpublished with radiate portrait; extremely rare.


(979.4) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Tetrassarion (26mm, 13.70 g, 2h). Struck circa AD 211-217. AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right; star above / ΘЄCCAΛΩN KOINON, Athena Itonia, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm, standing in quadriga walking right. Burrer, MA-G 30; Rogers –. Near VF, rough, tan brown surfaces; rare.


(979.5) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Triassarion (22mm, 7.26 g, 8h). Struck circa AD 211-217. A K M AV ANTΩNIN-OC •, laureate head right / ΘЄCCAΛΩN KOINON, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, driving triga galloping right; Γ (mark of value) below horses. Burrer, MA-G –; Rogers –. Near VF, dark green patina; rare variety.


(979.6) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Triassarion (23mm, 9.15 g, 7h). Struck circa AD 211-217. MA AV ANTΩNIN-OC, laureate and cuirassed bust right; star in right field / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛѠN, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, reins in left hand, driving triga galloping right; Γ (mark of value) below horses. Burrer, MA-G 32; Rogers –. Near VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks.

This coin is a perfect example for the argument against using letter forms as a sole indicator of dating, as both forms of omega, Ω and Ѡ, are present.

(979.7) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Diassarion (21mm, 5.52 g, 7h). Struck circa AD 211-217. AV K M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. Burrer, MA-G 33 (same dies); Rogers –. Near VF, green patina, a few cleaning marks.


(979.8) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Diassarion (21mm, 5.27 g, 6h). Struck circa AD 211-217. AV K [...] ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / KOINON Θ-ЄCCAΛΩN, warrior advancing right, holding spear in his right hand, shield on left arm. Burrer, MA-G 35 (division of legends); Rogers 110 var. (star on obverse). Good Fine, dark green patina; rare.


(979.9) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Assarion (16mm, 3.68 g, 1h). Struck circa AD 211-217. AV K M AV[T] ANTΩNINO-C, laureate and cuirassed bust right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. Burrer, MA-G 36 (this coin); Rogers 109 var. (star on obv.). Fine, tan surfaces, a few light scratches on the high points; rare small denomination.


(979.10) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Caracalla. AD 198-217. Æ Assarion (17mm, 2.46 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 211-217. AT K M A ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. Burrer, MA-G 36 var. (portrait type); Rogers -. Good Fine, pale green patina.