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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
89000055
Triton XV, Lot: 55. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Atrax. Mid 4th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.81 g, 6h). ΕΥΕΙ, facing bust of the nymph Bura, her head turned slightly to the left, with her hair long and curly and wearing robes lightly draping her breasts / ΑΤΡΑ-[ΓΙ-ΩΝ], horse standing r. pour Denyse, p. 47, 1 and pl. 6, 1 (this coin). Good VF, toned, porous, apparently the third known.

For the other two known examples of this charming rarity see CNG 87 (18 May 2011) 408, hammer $ 1700 and Nomos 4, 1029, hammer CHF 5500.