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Triton XV, Lot: 36. Estimate $1250.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Trihemidrachm or Stater (25mm, 7.63 g, 1h). Magistrate Kleiton. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, pegasus and four horse protomes / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ΚΛΕΙΤ[ΩΝ] r. down, Phemios as a slinger, naked but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword in scabbard, shooting sling to right; behind, leaning against his right leg, two spears. Callataÿ, Argent, p. 132, 52 (this coin). Ward, p. 68, 435 and pl. XI, 435 (this coin). Near EF, toned, small metal flaw being head. From the collection of John Ward.

Ex Sotheby Zurich (3 April 1973) Ward, 357, hammer CHF 2500.

It seems to this writer that the last but one letter of the magistrate’s name is an omicron and not an omega.