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Triton XV, Lot: 684. Estimate $150.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Mid 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.71 g, 6h). Thessalos to l., bearded and naked, his petasos on his back, behind the forepart of a bull leaping l., holding a band with both hands under the horns of the animal; all within a border of dots / Θ-E-R-A-I from above l., r. down and circular, forepart of bridled horse r., above l., lion’s head fountain spout with water pouring from its mouth; all within incuse square. SNG Delepierre 1149 (same dies); SNG Cop.235 (same rev. die); see also E. Bourgey 17 June 1959, 289 (same obv. die). Near VF, lightly toned; obv. edge die slippages at 2 o’clock and 5 to 6 o’clock; rev. die flaw on the edge of the incuse square at 9 o’clock.