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89000078
Triton XV, Lot: 78. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Gyrton. Circa 340s-330s BC. Æ Dichalkon (18mm, 4.71 g, 11h). Bare male head of the hero Gyrton r. in front of and next to the head and neck of a bridled horse r. / ΓΥΡΤΟΝΙΟ-[Ν] from bottom r., l. up circular, head of nymph Gyrtone l., her hair bound up in a roll and wearing pendant earring and beaded necklace. Rogers 228, fig. 102 (same dies). EF, dark green patina with touches of red on the reverse.

Although these coins are not rare, it is very difficult to come across specimens that are both well struck and well centred on a full flan.