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290, Lot: 50. Estimate $200.
Sold for $255. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Metropolis. Early 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.28 g, 12h). Head of Aphrodite Kastnia facing slightly left, wearing earring and necklace; to left, eagle flying upwards; to right, Eros flying upwards, crowing her / MHTPOΠO downward to right, youthful Dionysos standing left, wearing chlamys and chiton, holding kantharos and thyrsos. BCD Thessaly II 479. VF, light roughness on reverse. Very rare.

From the BCD Collection.

For BCD’s dating of this issue to the 220s BC, see his note after BCD Thessaly I, lot 1346.