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89000478
Triton XV, Lot: 478. Estimate $100.
Sold for $320. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Metropolis. Late 4th to early 3rd centuries BC. Æ Trichalkon (20.5mm, 5.37 g, 12h). Laureate head of Apollo r., border of dots / MHTPO l. up, ΠOΛΙTΩN r. down, Aphrodite Kastnia standing l., holding dove; in front of her, Eros l., reaching up towards the bird. No reference found in the literature consulted but, for a coin of very similar style (same hand?), see CNG e-sale 256 (25 May 2011) 75. VF, green patina; coin overstruck, the overstriking showing only on the edges of the obverse except for a trace of the undertype under the exergue line on the reverse.