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Triton XV, Lot: 54. Estimate $150.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Atrax. Mid 4th century BC. AR Obol (10.5mm, 0.71 g, 3h). Youthful male head r., with short hair; border of dots / [ΑΤ]ΡΑΓΙΩΝ above circular, horse r. about to roll on exergue line. Unpublished, unknown and unique(?). Near VF, small scrape on neck, minor surface flaws, mostly in the fields.

This must have been a very limited issue, inspired by the earliest crouching horse reverses of Larissa and before her late facing head drachms started circulating widely. See also the bronze lots 58.7 and 58.8 below, probably depicting the same local hero or young river god.