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154881
154881. Sold For $395

THESSALY, Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Stater (25mm, 5.75 gm). Philipos and Themistogenes, magistrates. Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath / QESSA-LWN, Athena Itonia advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; FILIP-POU above, [Q]EMISTOGENHS in exergue; to right, Artemis running right, holding torch. McClean -; BMC Thessaly pg. 3, 28; SNG Copenhagen 296. Near EF, small area of flat strike. Rare.

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