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Triton XV, Lot: 25. Estimate $150.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 170 BC. Æ Dichalkon (15.5mm, 4.45 g). Macedonian shield with star in centre, linear border outside the shield’s dotted border / ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩΝ, dart-sling (κεστροσφενδóνη), a dart inside it. Not in Rogers. Warren, Two, pl. 1, 14. Good VF, dark green patina. The “double” denomination according to Warren and thus very rare.

See also lot 900.4 below where a kestrosphendone appears as a symbol on a bronze of the late Thessalian League. Rogers, p. 21, no. 19 described it as “amphora with a bunch of grapes tied to its handle”.