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Triton XV, Lot: 643. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Last quarter of the 5th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.63 g, 2h). Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet with plant decoration and an eagle’s wing, behind which snake coils forward / Φ-A-P-Σ from above r., down to r. and below circular, Thessalian cavalryman on horse prancing to r., wearing petasos, chlamys and short chiton, holding a lagobolon over his r. shoulder; all in concave field. Lavva 107 m (V52/R59) (this coin). VF, toned; rev. fine linear flan crack between 6 and 7 o’clock; obv. edge scrape at 12 o’clock.