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Triton XV, Lot: 100. Estimate $300.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Kierion. 3rd quarter of 4th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.34 g, 6h). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r., border of dots / ΚΙΕΡΙ l. up, ΕΙΩИ r. down circular, Arne, half-kneeling to her l., playing with knucklebones to her r., in field r., Φ. Traité IV, 509, pl. CCLXXXIX, 22 (same dies); SNG Cop. 32. Good VF, lightly toned and in good metal.

The dies for the Zeus head trihemiobols are less detailed in their execution and these coins appear to be a little later in date than the nymph obverse coins of the same denomination.