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Triton XV, Lot: 639. Estimate $500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Last quarter of the 5th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.00 g, 6h). Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with raised cheek pieces; in small letters behind neck, TH / Φ-A to l. and r. above, Σ-[P] retrograde, to l. and r. below, Thessalian cavalryman on horse prancing to r., wearing petasos, chlamys and short chiton, holding a lagobolon over his r. shoulder; all in circular, slightly concave field. Lavva 89 a (V45/R52) (this coin). Near EF, lightly toned; some light scratches on obv. and the rev. partly mis-struck and slightly off centre on a small flan.