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Triton XV, Lot: 476. Estimate $200.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Metropolis. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.86 g, 6h). Head of horned and bearded river god facing, border of dots / [Μ]ΗΤΡΟΠΟ l. up, Dionysos, bearded and in short chiton, seated l. on wine crater, holding thyrsos with his r. and resting his l. on his seat; behind him, vines. Jameson 1098 (same dies); see also Nomos 4, 1206. Near VF, attractive dark old collection toning, the high relief surfaces lighter; a pleasing coin.

Ex Sternberg XIV (24 May 1984) 86, hammer CHF 1400; J. Hirsch XXV (29 November 1909) 663.