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89000467
Triton XV, Lot: 467. Estimate $150.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Methylion. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19.5mm, 4.98 g, 12h). Circa 340 BC. Head of Nymph l., wearing drop earring, her hair held up by a diadem; M below neckline / ΜΕʘYΛ-ΙΕIΩΝ in two lines, from top l., downwards, Nike flying l., holding two wreaths, one in her raised r. hand (here off flan), and another in her lowered l. Rogers 405, fig. 214 corr. var. [same obv. die but Rogers does not mention the M below the neckline on the obverse; also, the two line inscription has the letters differently disposed]. Good Fine, dark green patina; coin overstruck and with partly ragged edges, minor edge flatness on the reverse.

A very rare coin of fine style and delicate engraving that is never encountered in flawless condition because of surface problems due to overstriking and the very small letters of the ethnic that more often than not are practically invisible.