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290, Lot: 1. Estimate $200.
Sold for $380. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes. Circa 350s-340s BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.58 g, 12h). Laureate head of Zeus left / AINIANΩN upward to left, the hero Phemios, wearing chlamys draped over left arm and scabbard with sword, standing left, head right, about to hurl spear in right hand, holding two additional spears and petasos as if it were a shield in left. Liampi, Beitrag Group I; BCD Thessaly II 26 var. (lacks two additional spears, sideways Φ on exergual line; same obv. die); BCD Thessaly I 1011 var. (same; same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 2. Near VF, toned.

From the BCD Collection. Purchased from Seaby, May 1981.