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Exceptional Pharsalos Drachm Signed by Telephantos

Triton XVI, Lot: 361. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $14000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.12 g, 8h). Dies signed by the engraver Telephantos. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet with raised earflap; small TH between crest and neck guard / Warrior, wearing petasos and holding mace over shoulder in right hand, on horseback right; small TH below, Φ-A-P-Σ (partially retrograde) clockwise around from upper left; all within incuse square. Lavva 99 (V49/R57); BCD Thessaly I 1285 (same dies); SNG Delepierre 1144 (same dies). Near EF, attractive old cabinet toning, a little die wear. Excellent metal.

From the BCD Collection.