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89000605
Triton XV, Lot: 605. Estimate $100.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharkadon. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.50 g, 8h). Thessalos to left, naked but for chlamys and petasos behind his back, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull’s front half; border of dots / Φ-A-P-KA-Δ-O from above l., r. down and circular, forepart of horse r. in incuse square with rounded edges and corners. Apparently unpublished with obverse type to left. Near Fine, toned; surfaces crystallized; a great rarity, perhaps unique (?).