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Triton XV, Lot: 176. Estimate $300.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.15 g, 9h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys and petasos flying in the air behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping l., all within a dotted circle / ΛΑΡΙΣΑ above, ΑΙ below, bridled horse with trailing rein l., no ground line, slightly concave field. Weber 2833 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 3866 (same dies). Good VF, nice old toning, the obverse die flaw on the r. thigh of Thessalos just starting.

Ex Schweizerische Bankverein (Zurich) 38 (12 September 1995) 138, hammer CHF 1700.