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Thessaly, Thesalian League

AR Hemidrachm, 2.94g. 12x16mm. c.470-460 B.C. Forepart of hourse emerging from a rock to right; "lambda" (?) on horse's torso.  Rev. Wheat grain within incuse.    SNG COP 236var.  The horse emerging from a rock probably represents Skyphios, the first Thessalian horse produced by Poseidon.  

Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Hubert Lanz, Munich, Auction 92, June 4, 1999, lot 226.
Ex: BCD collection, Nomos, Zurich, Auction 4, May 10, 2011,lot 1004

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good Very Fine/about Extremely Fine $2,000.00
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Boeotia, Orchomenos

AR Hemiobol, 0.40g. 8mm. Late 5th cent. B.C. -364 B.C. Half-grain wheat sprouting; ivy leaf to left and right.   SNG Fitzwilliam 2878 var. (one leaf).  Weber 3215-3216 var. (one leaf).   BCD Boiotia 211a-b var. (one leaf). BMC 31var. (one leaf).  Lovely multi-hued toning and among the finest known examples.

Pedigree/Provenance:

Ex: CNG, Lancaster, PA,  MBS 87, May 188, 2011, lot 439.

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about Extremely Fine/Very Fine $1,750.00

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