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290, Lot: 54. Estimate $150.
Sold for $400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Mopsion. Circa 350-300 BC. Æ Trichalkon (20mm, 8.44 g, 11h). Laureate head of Zeus facing slightly right; vertical thunderbolt to right / MOΨE[I]-ΩN, the Lapith Mopsus standing facing, head right, holding club in raised right hand and extending left to centaur rearing to left, preparing to thrown boulder which he holds above head. Rogers 412; BCD Thessaly I 1210. Near VF, black patina, typical corrosion. Rare.

From the BCD Collection.

Mopsion, a small town situated on a hill between Larissa and Tempe, was named after Mopsos, the son of Amphykos. He was gifted with the power to understand the speech of birds and traveled with Jason and the Argonauts as their seer.