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89000652
Triton XV, Lot: 652. Estimate $100.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Early 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 2.14 g, 10h). Head of Athena r., wearing plain necklace, triple drop earring and a crested Attic helmet with ear flaps raised, decorated by Skylla to r. / Φ-A below, P sideways and outwards in field r., Σ retrograde in field l, helmeted and armoured Thessalian rider on horse galloping r., flailing his lagobolon above his head, on which bird perches r. Rogers 472, fig. 259 (this coin); Lavva - (sic!). VF, golden tan and darker green natural combination patina; a delightful coin, very rare in this condition. From the collections of Christopher Morcom, Colonel R. K. Morcom and the Very Reverend Edgar Rogers.

Ex CNG 76/1 (12 September 2007) 408, hammer $800.

The puzzling image of a bird perching on the lagobolon had not been noticed up to now on this coin.