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Triton XV, Lot: 729. Estimate $300.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. 2nd half of the 5th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.13 g, 2h). Forepart of horse l. / to l., ΣK reading upwards; to r., O, germinating grain diagonally upwards; all in an incuse square. Pozzi (Boutin) 2872 (same dies); Boston MFA 928 (same dies). VF, toned; rev. die flaw to l., below the Σ, just beginning.

Ex Hess - Leu 45 (12 May 1970) 166, hammer CHF 1000.

Die positions for all Skotussa coins with reverse type “grain in incuse” have been taken with the grain opening upwards.