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Triton XV, Lot: 645. Estimate $500.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Last quarter of the 5th century BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 6.03 g, 3h). Head of Athena r., wearing Attic helmet decorated with Sphinx leaping forward, in field behind, T above ʘ / Φ-[A] to l. and r. above, [Σ]-P retrograde to l. and r. below, Thessalian cavalryman wearing petasos, chlamys and short chiton, brandishing lagobolon with his r. hand, riding horse prancing r. on plain ground line. Lavva 144 h (V68/R84) (this coin). Near EF, lightly toned; well centred on a small, oval shaped flan.