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189877
189877. Sold For $295

THESSALY, Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Stater (24mm, 6.07 gm). Laureate head of Zeus right; KI behind / QESSA-LWN, Athena advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; IPPOL-OCOS above, ATREST[IDH] in exergue. BMC Thessaly -; SNG Copenhagen -; McClean 4923 corr. (KI behind head). 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