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89000990

Koinon of Thessaly. Valerian I. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 990. Estimate $125.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(990.1) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ Triassarion (19mm, 6.16 g, 12h). [AV K ΠOΛ]O VAΛЄPIANOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΘЄCCAΛΩN KOINON, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, reins in left hand, driving triga galloping right; Γ (mark of value) below horses. Burrer, MA-G 49 (same obv. die); Rogers 129, fig. 49. Good Fine, brown patina with some red areas.

This coin is struck from the same obverse die used for the tetrassarion in lot 988.2, above.

(990.2) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ Triassarion (20mm, 5.80 g, 12h). AV K ΠOΛI-O VAΛЄPIANOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ΘЄCCAΛΩN KOINON, Nike, holding wreath in extended right hand, reins in left hand, driving triga galloping right; Γ (mark of value) below horses. Burrer, MA-G 49 (same rev. die); Rogers 124 var. (obv. legend). Good Fine, brown patina with traces of red.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 224 (16 December 2009), lot 376 ($150 hammer).

Struck from the same obverse die as the triassarion Burrer, MA-G 50 (and lot 988.2, above).

(990.3) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Valerian I. AD 253-260. Æ Tetrassarion (21mm, 7.81 g, 6h). AV K ΠOΛI-O V[AΛЄPIANOC], laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [KOI]NON Θ[Є]CCAΛ[Ω]N, warrior advancing right, holding spear in his right hand, shield on left arm. Burrer, MA-G 50 (same obv. die); Rogers –. Good Fine, dark green patina with some reverse roughness; rare.

Struck from the same obverse die as lot 988.3, above.