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Triton XV, Lot: 750. Estimate $150.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. 3rd century BC. Æ Trichalkon (21mm, 8.80 g, 9h). Head of nymph facing, turned slightly to r., wearing pearl necklace, her hair bound with a ribbon; all in a circle of dots / ΣKOTOYΣΣAI above circular, Ω-N to l. and r. below, bunch of grapes on a stalk, hanging from a vine branch; to l. and r., vine leaves and tendrils. Rogers 543, fig. 300 (same obv. die); SNG Alpha Bank 288; see also Nomos 4, 1340. VF, brownish green patina; well centred and struck for the type.

This coin is unusually complete and well struck; the later these coins are, the less attention was paid during their striking, resulting in the vast majority being either weakly or flat struck in parts, off centre and quite often, all of these together.