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Triton XV, Lot: 410. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Magnetes. 140 - 130 BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 4.15 g, 11h). Laureate head of Zeus r., border of dots / ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩ[Ν] below, Artemis, bow in her l. and quiver over her shoulder, seated r. on prow r., in field r., dolphin, above, . Furtwängler (unpublished manuscript), Emission F; McClean 4637, pl. 174, 6 (same rev. die); see also Nomos 4, 1186 (same obv. die). VF, lightly toned, the obv. marginally off centre but a very appealing coin.

The reverse of this coin has the monogram without the right leg of the Ω. Closer observation reveals that this particular part of the die has filled in and that the missing leg exists as a faint shadow on the coin.