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Triton XV, Lot: 27. Estimate $200.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. Mid 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.71 g, 11h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to l. / ΑΙΝΙΑΝ l. up, ΩΝ r. down, the hero Phemios, naked but for a belt holding a short sword in a scabbard, chlamys draped over his shoulders and his left arm, standing l., facing front with his head turned to r., hurling a javelin with his r. hand and holding his petasos with his l. as if it were a small shield. Boston MFA 871. SNG Lockett 1545 (this coin). Choice VF, nice old collection toning. From the collections of D. Bersi-Mangakis and R. C. Lockett.

Ex Glendining’s 12 February 1958, 1411 and Naville - Ars Classica V (18 June 1923) 1720.