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Triton XV, Lot: 510. Estimate $300.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pelinna. Last quarter of 5th century BC. AR Drachm (21mm, 6.07 g, 4h). Thessalian cavalryman on horse prancing l., wearing short tunic and petasos and holding a spear pointing backwards; in field above, AI, below, A, all in tiny letters; border of dots / [Π]EΛIИИAIEΩ[И] l. up, warrior, wearing petasos and chlamys, advancing l., his head turned back; he is armed with a sword in a scabbard held by a baldric, holds two spears and shield with his r. and another spear with his l. See Nomos 4, 1226 (same dies); see also Hess-Leu [11] 24 March 1959, 186 for the same obverse die. Near VF, gunmetal toning, a neat and pleasing coin.