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Triton XV, Lot: 698. Estimate $500.
Sold for $11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Alexander. Tyrant, 369-358 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.66 g, 6h). Laureate head of Ennodia r., wearing grape-cluster earring and pearl necklace; in field r., torch / AΛEΞANΔ from above, r. down and circular, lion’s head r., with open jaws; below, double axe sideways to r. SNG Lockett 1475 (this coin); Pozzi (Boutin) 2865 (this coin); De Luynes 1866 (same rev. die). Good VF, toned, the high relief parts showing silver under the toning; well centred and struck, an enticing example of a rare coin. From the collections of S. Pozzi and R. C. Lockett.

Ex Leu 33 (3 May 1983) 305, hammer CHF 6250; M+M FPL 182 (August 1958) 30; Glendining’s 12 February 1958, 1475; Naville - Ars Classica XVII (3 October 1934) 442; Naville - Ars Classica I (14 March 1921) 1255.

This writer has adopted the system of Professor T. V. Buttrey (see the Fitzwilliam auction catalogue library web site) of listing all auction catalogues of the Naville and later Ars Classica series under the joint heading of “Naville - Ars Classica”.