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89000991

Koinon of Thessaly. Gallienus. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 991. Estimate $150.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(991.1) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ Tetrassarion (24mm, 7.75 g, 6h). [AVT] KAI ΠO ΛIЄ ΓAΛΛHNOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [KOI]NON Θ[Є]CCAΛ[Ω]N, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; Δ (mark of value) in left field (barely visible). Burrer, MA-G 51 (same obv. die); Rogers 129. Near VF, green patina with some red areas.


(991.2) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ Tetrassarion (24mm, 8.36 g, 6h). AVT K ΠO Λ ΓAΛΛHNOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; Δ (mark of value) in left field. Burrer, MA-G 51; Rogers 129. Near VF, dark green surfaces; a couple of pits on the reverse but unusually complete for the type.


(991.3) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ Tetrassarion (22mm, 9.00 g, 7h). AVT ΓAΛ-ΛH[NOC ...], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛΩN, warrior advancing right, holding spear in his right hand, shield on left arm; Δ (mark of value) in left field. Burrer, MA-G 53 (same rev. die); Rogers –. Good Fine, brown patina; a few adjustment marks on the reverse; partly flat struck; rare.


(991.4) THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Gallienus. AD 253-268. Æ Tetrassarion (21mm, 6.61 g, 6h). AV K ΛIЄ Γ ΓAΛΛHNOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / KOINON ΘЄCCAΛΩN, Athena Itonia standing right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; Δ (mark of value) in left field. Burrer, MA-G –; Rogers –. Near VF, dark brown surfaces; very rare variety.

As it is canonical to the series that Athena is depicted advancing, this die, with Athena standing is very unusual. Perhaps an engraver’s error?