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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 196. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $5500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Late 5th-mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (5.93 g, 6h). Dies signed by the artist Th-. Helmeted head of Athena right; TH behind neck guard / Warrior on horseback right, wearing petasos, holding mace over shoulder; TH in exergue . Lavva 82 (V42/R47); SNG Copenhagen 220; SNG Lockett 1604 (same dies); SNG Ashmolean 3920 (same dies). EF, lightly toned around devices, small scrape on horse’s leg. Struck from dies of superb style. Among the earliest drachms of Pharsalos.