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Triton XV, Lot: 608. Estimate $150.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharkadon. Last quarter of the 5th to 1st quarter of the 4th centuries BC. AR Obol (12mm, 0.76 g, 12h). Horse pacing r., border of dots / Φ-[A] above, K-P below retrograde, Herakles, naked but for lion’s skin wrapped over his l. arm, standing facing, head r., holding bow in his l. and club in his r., all within a shallow incuse square with rounded edges. See Helios 6 (9 March 2011) 502 (same dies) and Nomos 4, 1274 (same hand for the reverse die, but not same dies). Near VF, lightly toned; flan too small for the reverse die, part of the head is off flan; an extremely rare coin.