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Triton XV, Lot: 651. Estimate $750.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Early 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.91 g, 8h). Head of Athena r., wearing pearl necklace, elaborate pendant earring and crested Attic helmet with lowered cheek flaps and adorned with scroll, olive twig and griffin; E behind neck / Φ-A above to l. and r., Σ-P retrograde and upside down to l. and r. below, helmeted Thessalian cavalryman in chlamys and short chiton riding horse prancing r., brandishing lagobolon above his head. Lavva 163 (V76/R96) (these dies); see also Nomos 4, 1291 (same dies). VF, toned; some edge roughness on obv. between 7 and 9 o’clock; rev. lightly double struck below to l., 7 to 8 o’clock.