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Triton XV, Lot: 653. Estimate $100.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Early 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17.5mm, 4.33 g, 6h). Head of Athena l., wearing a crested Attic helmet with ear flaps raised, decorated by Skylla to l. with open arms; T behind; all in dotted circle / Φ-A above to l. and r., Σ-P below, helmeted and armoured Thessalian rider on horse prancing r., brandishing his flail above his head, on which bird perches r., symbol below, helmeted head of Athena r. Lavva -; rev. die = R97, obv. die not in Lavva. Near VF, dark brown patina; rev. die flaw on r. hind leg of horse.

The obv. die of this bronze is signed by Telephantos, the master engraver of the artistic drachm dies.