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Triton XV, Lot: 798. Estimate $150.
Sold for $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off THESSALY, Peparethos. 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 2.21 g, 5h). Bearded head of Dionysos r., wearing a wreath of ivy / Π-E to l. and r., kantharos with vine tendrils emerging from it and bunches of grapes hanging to l. and r., above, ivy leaf; all in a circular incuse. Rogers 559, fig. 316; SNG Alpha Bank 406. Near VF, green patina with pink hues; an attractive coin. From the collection of Professor Peter R. Franke.

Acquired from Professor Franke, May 1979, for DM 60.