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Triton XV, Lot: 150. Estimate $200.
Sold for $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Late second quarter of the 5th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.47 g, 4h). Bull’s hoof, border of dots / Λ-Α below, the Λ on its side, triskeles with the face of a gorgoneion, two snakes emerge from the top of its head, all in incuse square. Liampi, Corpus, p. 111, 6, pl. 5, 38 (this coin). Good VF, toned, surfaces a little crystallized but unique, an astounding coin.

Liampi has not found an example of a gorgoneion in the Thessalian coinage types and she should be corrected for mentioning that there is such a type in Skiathos (Rogers 577, fig. 327). These bronzes are from Aspendos in Pamphylia. See SNG Deutschland, Pfälzer Privatsammlungen, 4. Band (Pamphylien) 17-20.