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89000759
Triton XV, Lot: 759. Estimate $300.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thebai. Early 3rd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.69 g, 12h). Veiled head of Demeter r., wearing grain wreath / ʘHBAIΩN l. up, Protesilaos, armoured and wearing short chiton and crested helmet, holding shield with his l. and sword in his r., stepping off the prow of a galley; below, waves. SNG Cop. 259. Good VF, lightly toned with an easily removable film of redeposited silver on the top l. part of the obverse. From the collection of Olga Knoepke.

Ex Glendining’s 10 December 1986 (Knoepke) 189, hammer £ 1150; Hess - Leu 24 (16 April 1964) 154.