THESSALY, Gyrton. Circa 340s-330s BC.
|Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1050. Estimate CHF1800.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011.
Sold For CHF11000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Hemidrachm (Silver, 3.03 g 9). Head of the nymph Gyrtona facing, turned slightly to the left, her hair bound with a ribbon. Rev.
ΓΥΡ / ΤΩΝΙΩΝ Horse kneeling to left, preparing to roll over. De Hirsch 1137 = Traité IV 741, pl. CCC, 10. Hirsch XIII (1905, Rhousopoulos), 1272 (same dies
). Extremely rare, one of a very few examples known
. Minor striking flatness on the reverse, otherwise
, about extremely fine.
Ex Leu 48, 10 May 1989, 177 (CHF 8250).
The obverse of this coin clearly copies the earlier facing head issues of Larissa, but its reverse shows a horse preparing to roll over, which first appears somewhat later.