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89000134
Triton XV, Lot: 134. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.39 g, 5h). Head of Jason to l., wearing petasos with strings fastening behind his head and under his chin; border of dots / ΛΑ below, 𐌔ΑΕ above, retrograde and upside down, sandal of Jason l. in shallow incuse square. See Nomos 4, 1096 (different dies). Good VF, slightly uneven toning and some roughness on the obverse field.

The different reverse die of this coin to that of lot 134 above confirms that the two intermediate letters (R and Ι) were never cut on these dies.