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Triton XV, Lot: 110. Estimate $200.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Krannon. Mid 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.83 g, 8h). X-A-N from bottom l. up r. circular anticlockwise, the N reversed, youthful hero (Thessalos) naked but for cloak and petasos tied over his shoulders, restraining the forepart of a bull rushing to r. by means of a band held around the forehead of the animal, border of dots / [Κ]-R-Α from below, l. up circular clockwise, forepart of bridled horse prancing left; behind, trident upwards diagonally to r., all in incuse square. Traité IV, 634, pl. CCXCV, 15 = Hunterian, p. 449, 1, pl. XXX, 15. Near EF, cleaned, usual reverse die break for this die, slightly oval flan, surfaces slightly porous. Same obverse die as lot 111 below.