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Triton XV, Lot: 135. Estimate $1500.
Sold for $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.66 g, 2h). 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); see also CNG 57 (4 April 2001) 288 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned with an unusually irregular flan.

Yet one more die that confirms the conscious omission of the letters R and Ι from the reverse of these coins.