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89000958
Triton XV, Lot: 958. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Tetrassarion (29mm, 20.28 g, 7h). AYT M AYP AN-TѠ[NЄIN]OC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / [KOINON] ΘЄCCAΛѠN, Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm. Burrer, MA-G 1; Rogers 94, fig. 34. Near VF, attractive, green patina, rough in a few spots along the edge; very rare.

This third portrait of an aging Marcus Aurelius completes the set of his very rare large size coins offered in the two BCD Thessalian auctions. This collector was very pleased to have been able to offer them with nice quality specimens and wishes the buyer of Nomos 4, 1411 the best of luck if she attempts to complete the set by acquiring this and the previous lot, 957.