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89000079
Triton XV, Lot: 79. Estimate $125.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Gyrton. Circa 340s-330s BC. Æ Dichalkon (18mm, 4.00 g, 12h). Bare male head of the hero Gyrton r. in front of and next to the head of a horse r., its bridle trailing; ΝΙ below horse’s head / ΓΥΡΤΟΝΙ[ΟΝ] 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. 103 (same obv. die); Weber 2807. Good VF, dark green patina with small areas of dark red.

The obverse of this coin and the obverse of the Atrax bronze, lot 58.6, are signed with the same letters. The artwork is indeed well above average for both coins but as we do not have any information on the artist, he will have to be known only as “die-cutter ΝΙ...”.