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290, Lot: 101. Estimate $150.
Sold for $260. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.58 g, 12h). Youthful hero Thessalos, nude but for petasos hanging from neck, restraining forepart of bull right by band held around its head / Φ-E, forepart of bridled horse left, with rein trailing; to upper right, lion’s head fountain with water pouring from its mouth; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 685. VF, toned, minor edge splits, reverse die breaks. Rare.

From the BCD Collection.