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189872. Sold For $295

THESSALY, Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 5.88 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right / QESSA-LWN, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; SWSIP-ATROS above, NI to inner left, GORGWPAS in exergue. BMC Thessaly -; SNG Copenhagen -; McClean 4873. 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