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Triton XV, Lot: 543. Estimate $150.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Mid to late 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (13.5mm, 1.42 g, 3h). Thessalian warrior, wearing petasos, short tunic and carrying two spears on his r. shoulder, standing l., behind bridled horse l., holding its rein with his l. hand / Π-E-PA above, Athena, helmeted, wearing long chiton and aegis with snakes, standing facing, her head turned to her l., holds long spear in her r. and balances shield on its edge with her l., all in shallow incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 3902 (same dies). Near VF, toned, a little unevenly on the obv. that is also slightly double struck at the top; rev. surface rough, mostly on the lower half of the coin; an extremely rare early trihemiobol type.

Ex Nummorum Auctiones (London), 14 (5 February 1999) 475, hammer £ 425.