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290, Lot: 97. Estimate $100.
Sold for $120. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Early 4th century BC. Æ Trichalkon (22mm, 6.75 g, 3h). Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple-crested helmet; horizontal ΑΛ to left, shield to right / Φ to upper left, [AR]Σ-[A] below, armoured Thessalian horseman right, brandishing flail held in raised right hand at enemy who falls backward to right; behind horseman, attendant walking right, carrying spare flail over shoulder. Lavva Group B.IV.6 (O168/-); BCD Thessaly II 674.4 (same obv. die). VF, dark green patina, light roughness on reverse.

From the BCD Collection.

Laava’s 312 and 314 appear to be from the same obv. die, although they are labeled O167 and O168. Her 313, from a different obverse die as 312, is also labeled O167.