AR hemidrachm Thessaly, Oitaio / Oetaei 360-344 B.C. - rare variety with legend in right field instead of left field -

Ancient Coins - AR hemidrachm Thessaly, Oitaio / Oetaei 360-344 B.C. - rare variety with legend in right field instead of left field -
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Grade: VF lightly toned
Material: Silver
Weight: 2.50 g
Diameter: 15 mm
 
Historical note: mount Oeta is the location where the famous hero Hercules/Herakles died according to the ancient Greek writers
 
Compare this coin with the example sold by CNG in Triton XVI, lot 351, there mentioned as a very rare variety (sold for $1600) and Triton XV, lot 488 (sold for $700).
 

Obverse: Head of lion left, spear in jaws

 

Reverse: Herakles, nude, standing facing, holding club in both hands; OITAΩN to right

 
Comes with a handwritten ticket which mentiones: Ex Pozzi
Price SKU: HBR-3539
275.00
  • US$ 318.48
  • £ 242.12
  • AUD 446.35
  • CHF 314.27
  • CAD 414.84

Rates for: 10/15/18

Ships from: Netherlands