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Triton XV, Lot: 450. Estimate $100.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Meliboia. Mid to late 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (13mm, 1.78 g, 2h). Head of nymph r., wearing pendant earring, her hair drawn up, around and above her head / ΜΕ r. down, ΛI l. up, bunch of grapes and two small vine leaves hanging from a vine tendril. Rogers 392, fig. 206 var. [the Rogers text fits the description of this coin but his corresponding photograph has the ΛI inverted]; see also J. Hirsch XXV (29 November 1909) 660 for the same order of letters but a more elaborate style. Near VF, smooth brown patina; both sides (especially the obv.) softly struck.