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CNG 96, Lot: 281. Estimate $300.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.63 g, 9h). Thessalos, nude but for petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band across horns of bull leaping right; retrograde ΓΛA above / Bridled horse leaping right; to upper left, lion’s head fountain spout with water pouring from its mouth; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly II 682 (same dies). VF, toned, edge splits. Very rare.

From the BCD Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (7 March 1996), lot 252 (part of).