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89000604
Triton XV, Lot: 604. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharkadon. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.92 g, 6h). Thessalos to r., naked but for chlamys and his petasos in the air behind him hanging from a cord around his neck, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull’s front half; border of dots / Φ-A to l. and r. above, P-K to l. and r. below retrograde, forepart of horse r. in incuse square with rounded edges and corners. Pozzi (Boutin) 2840; see also Nomos 4, 1269 var. [the P below on the rev. is upside down]. VF, lightly toned; some die rust on the obv. between the bull’s head and the circle of dots.