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Triton XV, Lot: 464. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Methylion. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.16 g, 9h). Youthful diademed head l., pellet in field above l. / ΜΕʘVΛΙ l. up, ΕΙΩΝ r. down, female figure wearing long robes, seated r. on high-backed throne, holding long staff in her r. and with her l. an indeterminate object hidden by her dress; a cow stands to r. behind her, in the background. This obverse head to left variety unpublished but see Rauch 76 (17 October 2005) 316 for such a coin from different dies and a backless throne on the rev. die. Fine, toned; a few light scratches, mostly on the obverse; extremely rare.

The writer has been informed by a reliable source that a coin from the same dies now exists in the holdings of the British Museum.