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89000556
Triton XV, Lot: 556. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Late 4th to early 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (21mm, 7.97 g, 7h). Veiled head of Hera facing turned slightly to l., wearing single pendant earring and plain necklace with central bead; circle of dots / ΠEPPAI r. down, BΩ[N] l. down, Zeus, naked, standing facing, head l., holding sceptre in l. and thunderbolt in r. Rogers 438, fig.238. Good VF, nice dark greenish brown patina with some red hues; rev. flat struck at top.

The general look of these coins would place them in the early 3rd century but the writer does not want to be too distant from the date ASW suggested in Nomos 4, 1244, so he has included the late 4th century as well. Such ‘adventures in dating’ as they could be called, are of course not much more than pure speculation and they will remain just that, until the coin, in excellent condition, is excavated in a securely and precisely datable context.