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Triton XV, Lot: 685. Estimate $150.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (17mm, 2.64 g, 9h). Thessalos to r., naked, his petasos on his back, restraining forepart of a bull leaping r. by holding a band with both hands under the horns of the animal; all within a border of dots / Θ-E from middle l., down and r., forepart of bridled horse l., above r., lion’s head fountain spout with water pouring from its mouth; all within incuse square. The exact type not found in the reference literature consulted. Good Fine, toned, a little unevenly; striking edge splits at 11 and 2 o’clock; rare.

Ex Peus 300 (28 October 1980) 102, hammer DM 1125; Kricheldorf [1] (15 October 1955) 304.