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189876
189876. Sold For $365

THESSALY, Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Stater (21mm, 6.35 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right / QESSA-LWN, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; SWS-IPATR[OS] above, [G]ORGW[PAS] in exergue. BMC Thessaly pg. 2, 25 var. (reverse legend break); SNG Copenhagen 295 var. (same); McClean 4865 var. (same). Choice EF.

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