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89000099
Triton XV, Lot: 99. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Kierion. Mid 4th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (14.5mm, 1.44 g, 9h). Head of the nymph Arne r. wearing pendant earring in the form of a vase and pearl necklace / ΚΙΕΡΙ l. up, ΕΙΩΝ r. down, Arne, half-kneeling to her l., playing with knucklebones to her r. Traité IV, 511, pl. CCXC, 1 (same dies); CH 1, 27, 2 (this coin). Good VF, attractive natural toning, but not quite uniform; rare.

This is the accompanying piece to Nomos 4, 1072; they have the same provenance and the same natural toning. The reverse die of this coin was engraved by the same artist who engraved the reverse die of lot 103.2 below.