THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 196-27 BC.
|Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 154. Estimate CHF350.
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011.
Sold For CHF600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Stater (Silver, 5.99 g 12), Philippos and Themistogenes, Mid first century BC. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath. Rev.
ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and holding shield in her left; above, [Φ]ΙΛΙΠΠΟ[Υ]; below, Θ]ΕΜΙΣΤΟΓΕ[ΝΥΣ]; to right, nearly off the flan, Artemis to right. SNG Copenhagen 296 var. On a tight flan but very sharp. Extremely fine.
From a European collection, acquired in the 1980s.