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Triton XV, Lot: 505. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Peirasia. Second half of 4th century BC. AR Obol (11.5mm, 0.96 g, 8h). Young male head l., hair in large curls and bound by tainia / ΠE-PAΣ-IE from top r., down circular, warrior, naked but for his plumed Corinthian helmet, seen three-quarter l. from behind, advancing in fighting attitude, holding shield with l. and horizontal spear with r. Pendleton O 3 (O3/R3) a, and pl. 3, 17; also, enlarged, on pl. 4, 17A (this coin). Good Fine, toned; obv. porosity, mostly on the right side, rev. lightly crystallized surfaces; very rare.