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Triton XV, Lot: 39. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Trihemidrachm or Stater (27mm, 6.86 g, 12h). Magistrate Echesthenes. Head of Athena r. wearing Attic helmet decorated with tendril, pegasus and four horse protomes / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, ΕΧΕΣΘΕΝ 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; in field r. cornucopiae. Callataÿ, Argent, p. 131, 49 (this coin). Good VF, dark old collection tone.

Ex Spink America 6 December 1999, 574, hammer $2600; Naville - Ars Classica IV (17 June 1922) 524.