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89000616

Pharkadon. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 616. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(616.1) THESSALY, Pharkadon. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (18mm, 2.80 g, 7h). Thessalos to r., naked but for chlamys billowing from his shoulders and his petasos in the air behind him, 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] r. downwards, OΔA below, forepart of horse r. in incuse square with rounded edges and corners. Weber 2899 (this coin). Near VF, nice old collection toning; traces of porosity below tone, mostly on the reverse. From the collections of Sir Hermann Weber and Virgil M. Brand.

Ex Sotheby’s 25 October 1984 (Brand 7) 59, hammer £ 180.


(616.2) THESSALY, Pharkadon. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.69 g, 5h). Thessalos to r., naked but for chlamys and his petasos in the air behind him, 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. SNG Delepierre 1139. VF, toned; traces of double striking on the lower edge of the obverse and some roughness in the field in front of the horse on the reverse.