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2900122
290, Lot: 122. Estimate $100.
Sold for $150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 3.02 g, 1h). Youthful hero Thessalos, nude but petasos hanging from neck and chlamys, restraining forepart of bull right by band held around its head / TPI-K-KAI-И, forepart of bridled horse right; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 767. VF, toned.


From the BCD Collection. Ex Robert Grover Collection (Superior, 12 June 1986), lot 1641 (part of).

From the Triton sale: Trikka produced vast quantities of hemidrachms if we are to judge from the number of dies that have survived. Probably a kind of agreement was reached with Larissa that produced equal amounts of taurokathapsia drachms because, up to now, no Trikka drachms are known to us. Larissa did strike hemidrachms of this type but in small quantities and from few dies. They were probably exceptional issues and most of them have various symbols or are signed by the die cutters, indicating a special purpose or status.