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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 35. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THRACE, Ainos. Circa 406/5-405/4 BC. Diobol (Silver, 1.41 g 3). Head of Hermes wearing petasos to right Rev. ΑΙΝΙ Goat standing right, his front legs together, eating from a grape vine on the right. May, Ainos314 (A194/P212 ?). SNG Copenhagen 401 var. Lightly toned and with an elegant head of Hermes. Reverse slightly double struck and with traces of corrosion, otherwise, about extremely fine.

Struck a few years after the previous coin, this also has a very delicate head of Apollo, very well-made despite the small flan.