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CNG 109, Lot: 111. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. 4th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (13mm, 1.14 g, 3h). Forepart of wolf right, in three-quarter perspective, bone(?) in its jaws / Thessalian cavalryman, preparing to throw spear, on horse prancing right. BCD Thessaly I 1437.3 corr. (same dies); BCD Thessaly II 595 corr. (this coin); HGC 4, 287 corr. (all as Phaloreia[?] mint); Solidus Numismatik Online Auction 8, lot 94 (with clear ethnic of Pherai). Good Fine, lightly toned, granular surfaces. Extremely rare, one of four known (one in each BCD sale, two subsequently in CoinArchives).

Ex BCD Collection (Triton XV, 3 January 2012), lot 595.