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288, Lot: 230. Estimate $200.
Sold for $425. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Themistokles. Circa 465-459 BC. AR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.32 g, 4h). Barley grain right; ΘE to left, meander pattern to right / Male head (Themistokles?) right, wearing diadem; [M-A] across field; all within incuse square. Cf. Nollé & Wenninger Th5c; cf. Gorny & Mosch 160, lot 1516 ; Triton XIII, lot 185. Near VF, toned, some cleaning scratches on reverse. Perhaps the second known.

The examples in Nollé and Wenninger and the Gorny & Mosch sale have Θ-E flanking the grain and lack the meander pattern. The Triton XIII specimen, the same variety as the current coin, hammered for $3000.