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Triton XV, Lot: 555. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (19.5mm, 6.18 g, 12h). AP[IΣ] l. down in very faint letters, laureate head of Apollo r. / ΠΕΡΡΑΙΒΩ[Ν] above and to r., circular, head of nymph r., wearing small single pendant earring and pearl necklace, her hair in sphendone; to l., MA upwards; to r. ΔA downwards. Rogers 437, fig. 237; see also Nomos 4, 1245 (same obv. die, the rev. die by the same hand). Near VF, nice green patina, the reverse with some peripheral roughness; an attractive coin.

This coin is also signed by the three signatures but when it is compared to the previous lot it somehow does not seem that the same hand was responsible for the two Apollo dies; the same could be said for the two nymph dies. If this is the case we should exclude the die cutters from the list of candidates and look for other plausible explanations for the obverse name APIΣ... and the two pairs of letters on the reverse.