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Triton XV, Lot: 697. Estimate $750.
Sold for $25000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Alexander. Tyrant, 369-358 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.81 g, 6h). Laureate head of Ennodia r., wearing grape-cluster earring and pearl necklace; in field r., torch / AΛEΞANΔ[POY] from above, r. down and circular, lion’s head r., with open jaws; below, double axe downwards. De Luynes 1866 (same obv. die). Good VF, original dark tone as found, the high relief parts revealing the underlying silver; slightly oval flan; an impressive and rare coin.

Ex Leu 22 (8 May 1979) 89, hammer CHF 7400.