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Triton XV, Lot: 822. Estimate $200.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. AR Stater (23mm, 6.44 g, 7h). Simios and Pole..., magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; ΣIMIOY to left / ΘEΣΣA/ΛΩN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm; stars above spear, flanking her head; Π-O/Λ-E across central field. McClean 4716, pl. 176, 16 (same rev. die); see also H. Schulman, 6 February 1974, lot 448; Spink’s Numismatic Circular LXXX.10 (October 1972), no. 9016; Meridian Coin Company FPL 6 (April 1972), no. 45. Good VF, attractively toned with a rainbow of blue, violet and golden iridescence. Unusually well struck.