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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
89000053
Triton XV, Lot: 53. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Atrax. Second quarter of the 4th century BC. Æ Trichalkon (18mm, 5.37 g, 4h). Horseman galloping l., pursuing a bull running l., the bull’s head turned towards the viewer / [ΑΤ]ΡΑΓΙΟΝ from lower r. up circular, bearded head of Lapith Atrax r. Unpublished (except for two auction appearances) and not in the major museum collections. Good VF, dark green patina, an attractive and impressive rarity; a remarkable coin.

Apparently the third known. For the other two specimens that have appeared see CNG MBS 79 (17 September 2008) 183, hammer $ 3800 and Nomos 4, 1024, hammer CHF 2400.