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290, Lot: 95. Estimate $200.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.83 g, 2h). Obverse die signed by the engraver Telephantos and his “apprentice” Ip-. Head of Athena right, wearing earring and crested Attic helmet with bowl decorated with coiled serpent behind eagle’s wing; behind neck, T above IΠ / Φ-A across upper field, P-Σ (retrograde) across lower, Thessalian cavalryman on horseback left, wearing petasos, chlamys, and chiton, holding lagobolon over shoulder. Lavva - (V52/R-); BCD Thessaly II -; BCD Thessaly I 1287 var. (same obv. die). Good Fine, toned, scratches or graffiti (sideways “AI”?) below horse.

From the BCD Collection.