THESSALY, Thessalian League.
|Triton XV, Lot: 831. Estimate $150.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Late 2nd – mid 1st century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 5.66 g, 12h). Menedemos and Pherekrates Neoteros, magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; MENEΔH/MOΣ to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; ΦE-PE/KP-ATH/Σ N-EΩ/TE-POΣ above spear and across central fields, NI in inner right field. McClean 4935, pl. 179, 12; see also Nomos 4, 1380. Good VF, beautifully struck and attractively toned.
Apparently there was another Pherekrates around so this one had to somehow be distinct, hence the addition of Neoteros that translates as Junior.