THESSALY, Pelinna. First half of the 4th century BC, or earlier, perhaps the last quarter of the 5th. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 6.06 g 12). Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys, and holding a transverse spear, riding to right on galloping horse; below, in tiny letters, ΙΑ. Rev. ΠΕΛ - ΙΝ Warrior advancing left, wearing petasos and chlamys and with a sword in a scabbard held by a baldric, hurling short spear with his right hand and holding a round shield, ornamented with a star, and two other spears in his left. BCD 1227 (this coin). Moustaka 142a. Traité IV 528, pl. CCXC, 16-17. Nicely toned. Tiny test cut on the obverse edge at 1 o’clock, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.
From an American Collection and from the BCD Collection, Nomos 4, 10 May 2011, 1227, ex Coin Galleries, MBS, 25 May 1988, 106.
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