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154883
154883. Sold For $295

THESSALY, Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Stater (25mm, 6.30 gm). Nyssander and Pherekrates, magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath / QESSA-LWN, Athena Itonia advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; NUSS-ANDROU above, FEREKRATH[S] in exergue. McClean -; BMC Thessaly pg. 2, 19; SNG Copenhagen 287. Near 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