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Triton XV, Lot: 20. Estimate $150.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 470s-460s BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.46 g, 12h). Head and neck of horse r. / ΘΕ-ΘΑ, club placed diagonally in incuse square. Franke, Geschicte, 5 var. [obol]. VF, nicely toned and on a full flan, slight porosity.

Ex Lanz 97 (22 May 2000) 239, hammer DM 650.

No hemiobol with club reverse seems to have been published. Franke 1970 refers (without illustrating it) to SNG Cop. 238 which has a wheat grain on the reverse.