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15 December 2019
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Lot 109
Starting Price: 150 CHF
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
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THESSALY. Pharkadon. Late 5th - early 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.86 g, 10 h). Horse walking to right. Rev. Φ-Α-Ρ-Κ (partially retrograde) Herakles standing right, nude but for lion's skin wrapped over his left arm, holding bow in his left hand and resting his right on club with its head on the ground; all within shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly I 1274 (same dies). Of very fine style and with a beautifully made reverse. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.



The Herakles figure on the reverse of this small coin is masterfully done and beautifully engraved. While it would seem that the later silver fractions of Pharkadon are much rarer than the earlier ones, the engravers who made them were artists of great talent; thus, it is possible that these issues were made as donatives in small numbers.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
15 Dec 2019 16:54:30 CET
Current Date & Time:
20 Jun 2021 23:51:34 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
200 CHF by MailBidder9778 (Bids: 4)

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Lot 109
Starting Price: 150 CHF
THESSALY. Pharkadon. Late 5th - early 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 12 mm, 0.86 g, 10 h). Horse walking to right. Rev. Φ-Α-Ρ-Κ (partially retrograde) Herakles standing right, nude but for lion's skin wrapped over his left arm, holding bow in his left hand and resting his right on club with its head on the ground; all within shallow incuse square. BCD Thessaly I 1274 (same dies). Of very fine style and with a beautifully made reverse. Scratch on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 200 CHF
Lot 110
Starting Price: 100 CHF
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Mid-late 5th century BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 15 mm, 2.97 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and drop earring. Rev. Φ-ΑR Horse’s head to right; all within incuse square. BCD Thessaly I 1277. BCD II 630 (same dies). HGC 4, 630. Lavva 8 (V6/R5). Exceptionally well-struck and clear. Usual die break on the reverse, and a small test cut on the reverse edge, otherwise, extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 120 CHF
Lot 111
Starting Price: 50 CHF
THESSALY. Pharsalos. Mid-late 5th century BC. Obol (Silver, 11 mm, 0.95 g, 12 h). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet and drop earring. Rev. ΦAPΣ Horse's head to right. BCD II 633. HGC 4, 640. Lavva 20 (V13?/R6). Nicely centered and clear. Usual rough surfaces, otherwise, very fine.
Hammer Price: 95 CHF
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