IONIA. Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Themistokles, circa 465-459 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 7 mm, 0.25 g, 8 h). Bearded head of Hephaistos to right, wearing laureate pilos. Rev. Œ within dotted square border within incuse square. Nollé & Wenninger Th 5a. Very rare. Minor deposits, otherwise, very fine.
This extremely rare issue was struck by Themistokles in Magnesia ad Maeandrum, which was one of the five cities that was given to him by the Persian Great King after his ostracism from Athens in the late 470s BC (the others were Myus, Lampsakos, Perkote and Palaiskepsis).