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Triton XV, Lot: 549. Estimate $200.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 5th to early 4th centuries BC. AR Obol (13mm, 0.90 g, 12h). Bridled horse prancing to l., its head tossed up high and its rein trailing / Π-E-P-A from top l., to r. and circular, Athena Itonia r., in fighting attitude, wearing crested helmet and long robes, holding spear in her r. and shield in her l., all in shallow incuse square with rounded edges and corners. See CNG e-sale 240 (8 September 2010) 139 for same rev. die; see also Lanz 97 (22 May 2000) 228 for same hand but not same dies. VF, toned; surfaces slightly porous and an old scratch on the rev. field behind Athena’s helmet; rare early type.

Same rev. die as lot 551.2 below.