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89000615

Pharkadon. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 615. Estimate $200.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(615.1) THESSALY, Pharkadon. Mid 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.84 g, 9h). Thessalos to r., naked, petasos hanging from a cord around his neck, behind a bull’s forepart springing r., holding a band with both hands around the animal’s forehead; border of dots / ΘA in the top l. corner, upside down, R right down sideways and inwards, forepart of bridled horse r., its rein trailing below; in l. foreground, trident downwards. See Nomos 4, 1266 and CNG 57 (4 April 2001) 295 (both from the same obv. die). VF, toned; minor roughness in the fields; die flaw just beginning at 9 o’clock on reverse.


(615.2) THESSALY, Pharkadon. Mid 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.82 g, 2h). Thessalos to r., naked, petasos hanging from a cord around his neck, behind a bull’s forepart springing r., holding a band with both hands around the animal’s forehead; border of dots / Θ above l., A below l., R below r, forepart of bridled horse r., its rein trailing below; in l. background and above, shorter trident upwards, only its part above the horse’s body seen. SNG Soutzos 391 corr. (same dies) [the authors do not mention the upright trident on the rev. that is partly off flan on their coin]; see also Nomos 4, 1266 and CNG 57 (4 April 2001) 295 (both from the same obv. die). Near VF, lightly toned; obv. die in a later state than on the previous two coins.