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Triton XV, Lot: 488. Estimate $150.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Oitaioi. Circa 350s BC. AR Hemidrachm (17.5mm, 2.71 g, 12h). Lion’s head l., spear in its jaws / OITAΩN from top r., down circular, Herakles, naked, standing facing, holding club with both hands transversely across his chest. Valassiadis 2; see also Nomos 4, 1212; J. Schulman [119] 26 November 1913, 2254 (same obv. die); de Sartiges 225 (same rev. die). Near VF, nice old collection toning; the obv. marginally off centre.

Acquired from Seaby’s, October 1986, for £ 285.