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89000581
Triton XV, Lot: 581. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Phalanna. 220s BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.22 g, 8h). Youthful male head r., border of dots / ΦAΛA-NN-AIΩN from above l., r. down and circular, bridled horse trotting r., below, bunch of grapes sideways and monogram. Jameson 1100; see also Nomos 4, 1253 (both from the same pair of dies). VF, toned, surfaces smoothed, especially on the rev., some scratches and marks on the obverse.

Ex NAC F (17 April 1996) 1213, hammer CHF 525.

The writer’s downdating of this coin (known from only one pair of dies) to the 220s BC was the cause for a disagreement with ASW; the details can be gleaned from the various exchanges of opinion recorded in the notes of the Nomos 4, catalogue. See in particular lots 1253 and 1346.