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Triton XV, Lot: 821. Estimate $200.
Sold for $900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Stater (22mm, 6.33 g, 12h). Lysikles and Poly..., magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; [Λ]YΣIKΛH[OY] to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; grape bunch in inner left field, monogram of ΠΟΛΥ (or ΠΟΛI) in inner right. BMC 2; see also Kress 176 (18 March 1980), lot 313. Good VF, attractively toned with blue and yellow hues. Excellent rendition of Zeus.

The monogram on this coin (and lot 855.2. below) connect this issue of staters with the earliest issue of the Athena/Horse drachms and hemidrachms (see lots 814 to 816, above).