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89000042
Triton XV, Lot: 42. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes. Hypata. 1st century BC. AR Hemidrachm or Tetrobol (11mm, 2.45 g, 12h). Magistrate Eueithidas. ΕΥΗΘΙΔ[ΑΣ] l. down, head of Athena r. in Corinthian helmet on which star / ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ l. up, 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. 134, 9 and 11 corr. (this coin, see note below). SNG Fitzwilliam 2365. Good VF, nice old collection toning.

Ex Sotheby’s 22 April 1970, 122, hammer £ 35; M. Ratto 1 (4 June 1931) 81; R. Ratto 4 April 1927, 987; R. Ratto FPL February 1923, 17; Naville - Ars Classica I (4 April 1921) Pozzi 1194.

The pedigree listing in Callataÿ 2004 should be corrected. On p. 134, nos. 9 and 11 are the same coin. This also means that D2 and D3 are the same obverse and R4 and R2 are the same reverse dies.