obolos 15
24. May 2020
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Lot 177
Starting Price: 250 CHF
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
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THESSALY. Orthos. Circa 350-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.13 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. [ΟΡΘΙ] Trident within olive wreath tied below. BCD, etc. -, apparently unpublished. Only the third example known. For the others, struck from the same obverse die, see Gemini XIII, 2017, 37 and Gorny & Mosch 236, 2016, 177e. Good fine.



As pointed out in IACP, p. 698, the proper name of this city was Orthos, not Orthe as it is commonly given. According to BCD, who gently offered his assistance to us after the sale was online, the weight of this coin is inconsistent for an obol and it should be therefore considered as a Trihemiobol, regardless the fact that it shares the same obverse die with the other two known examples.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
24 May 2020 16:28:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
21 Oct 2020 00:47:24 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
400 CHF by triobol (Bids: 3)

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Lot 177
Starting Price: 250 CHF
THESSALY. Orthos. Circa 350-200 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.13 g, 11 h). Head of Athena to right wearing crested Attic helmet. Rev. [ΟΡΘΙ] Trident within olive wreath tied below. BCD, etc. -, apparently unpublished. Only the third example known. For the others, struck from the same obverse die, see Gemini XIII, 2017, 37 and Gorny & Mosch 236, 2016, 177e. Good fine.
Hammer Price: 400 CHF
Lot 178
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THESSALY. Pharkadon. Circa 440-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.85 g, 9 h). Horse walking to right. Rev. ΦAP Athena standing to left, holding spear in her right hand and resting her left on her waist; to right, shield leaning on a tree trunk. BCD I 1272 var (arrangement of ethnic). BCD II 618.4 var (arrangement of ethnic). SNG Copenhagen 215. Clear and well-centered. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 100 CHF
Lot 179
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Early-mid 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13 mm, 1.31 g, 1 h). Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos facing, her head turned slightly to left; above to right, Λ. Rev. ΦΑΡ [ΣA] Armored warrior riding horse prancing to right, brandishing a flail with two balls at the end of its chains. BCD I 1293 var (same obverse die but different arrangement of ethnic). BCD II 656 (same obverse die). Lavva (O-/R181 unrecorded obverse die). Porous, otherwise, good fine.
Hammer Price: 55 CHF
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