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Triton XV, Lot: 640. Estimate $750.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Last quarter of the 5th century BC. AR Drachm (21mm, 6.03 g, 11h). Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with raised cheek pieces; in small letters behind neck, TH / Φ-A-P-Σ from below r., to l., up and around, circular; in exergue, OTHΛEΦANT in small letters, Thessalian cavalryman on horse prancing to r., wearing petasos, chlamys and short chiton, holding a lagobolon over his r. shoulder; all in shallow incuse square with rounded corners. Lavva 100 c (V49/R58) (this coin). Near EF, lightly toned and struck on a generous flan; an attractive coin with a fine profile of Athena on the obverse.

Telephantos signed both dies here, the reverse one with his full name.