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290, Lot: 93. Estimate $100.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.79 g, 6h). Head of Athena left, wearing earring, necklace, and crested Attic helmet with raised cheek piece and flower(?) on bowl; A behind neck / Φ-A-P-ΣA, head and neck of horse right. Lavva - (V74/R93 - unlisted die combination); BCD Thessaly II 670.1 var. (different decoration on helmet; same rev. die); BCD Thessaly I 1292 (same obv. die). Fine, toned.

From the BCD Collection.

This coin could be Lavva’s 160c, which is from the BCD collection and has the same weight and die axis. The reverse die is clearly her R93, however, not R92 as plated (although, confusingly, in the text 160 and and 161 are both listed as having reverse die R93).