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189878. Sold For $295

THESSALY, Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 6.06 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right; MANDRO SQENOUS behind / QESSA-LWN, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; AR-IS above, TO/HS-KL across inner fields. BMC Thessaly -; SNG Copenhagen 280; McClean 4862. EF, struck with worn obverse die.

This denomination has traditionally been called a "double victoriatus." We are grateful to Yiannis Stoyas for informing us that the correct term is "stater," as attested to in a number of inscriptions from the time