THESSALY, The Oitaioi

167-146 BC.

AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.30 g, 1h)

Herakleia Trachinia mint

Obv:  Lion’s head left, spear in its jaws

Rev:  OITAI downward to right, ΩN downward to left, Herakles standing facing, holding club in both hands

Ref:  Valassiadis 9; BCD Thessaly II 494 (same obverse die)

Acquired from Ardatirion, March 2015

Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 290), lot 57

Ex Peus 384 (2 November 2005), lot 199

Ex Vinchon (20 May 1959), lot 483

Ex M. Ratto 11 (16 May 1935), lot 239

Ex R. Ratto (4 April 1927), lot 1023

Ex Naville-Ars Classica V (18 June 1923), lot 1764