THESSALY, Thessalian League.
|Triton XV, Lot: 822. Estimate $200.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Second half 2nd century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 6.44 g, 7h). Simios and Pole..., magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; ΣIMIOY to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; stars above spear, flanking her head; Π-O/Λ-E across central field. McClean 4716, pl. 176, 16 (same rev. die); see also H. Schulman, 6 February 1974, lot 448; Spink’s Numismatic Circular LXXX.10 (October 1972), no. 9016; Meridian Coin Company FPL 6 (April 1972), no. 45. Good VF, attractively toned with a rainbow of blue, violet and golden iridescence. Unusually well struck.