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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1347. Estimate $2500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, The Perrhaebi. Circa 450-400 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.99 gm). Nude Thessalian youth (Thessalos) trying to restrain bull / Forepart of horse right; P-E. SNG Copenhagen -; SNG Fitzwilliam 2429 (same dies); Weber 2887. Choice EF. Rare. ($2500)

The obverse refers to the popular Thessalian sport of taurokathapsia which finds its form in modern day bull wrestling in rodeos.