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89000553

Perrhaiboi. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 553. Estimate $100.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(553.1) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 5th to early 4th centuries BC. AR Hemiobol (10mm, 0.28 g, 6h). Helmeted head of Athena r. / Π-Ε to l. and r. above, forepart of horse r. in incuse square with rounded edges and corners. Traité IV, 580, pl. CCXCIII, 3; see also Nomos 4, 1243 (different dies). Near VF, lightly toned, some granularity, well centred, a rare fraction.


(553.2) THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 5th to early 4th centuries BC. AR Hemiobol (11mm, 0.49 g, 12h). Head of Athena r., wearing Athenian helmet with palmette decoration / [Π]-Ε to l. and r. above, forepart of horse r. in incuse square with rounded edges and corners. This obverse style probably unpublished. Good Fine, some scratches on obv. and the flan cracked from 2 to 5 o’clock on the reverse.

The obverse style of this hemiobol can be said to be influenced by the Athena heads on some Pharsalos fractions. See, for instance, lot 631 below.