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Triton XV, Lot: 742. Estimate $100.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Hemiobol (8.5mm, 0.43 g, 12h). Head of Herakles r. wearing lion’s skin headdress / 𐌔-KO below, forepart of bridled horse walking r., being led by its rein, all in incuse circle. SNG Alpha Bank 266; see also Lanz 97 (22 May 2000) 236 (same dies); CNG 87 (18 May 2011) 424 (same rev. die). Good Fine, toned; some deposits and minor roughness on obverse; very rare.

The hemiobol is probably the rarest denomination of the ‘Herakles / half horse’ series that includes, quite unusually, an obol and a trihemiobol of exactly the same types.