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Sale: Nomos 1, Lot: 68. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 5 May 2009. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. Triobol (Silver, 2.86 g 6). Chimaera, with right forepaw raised, moving to left on ground line; below Chimaera, ΣΙ Rev. Dove flying left. BCD Peloponnesos 284. Nicely toned. Extremely fine.

From the BCD collection.

The triobols of Sikyon were one of the main fractional silver coinages of the Peloponnesos during the 4th and 3rd centuries BC. They circulated widely and since they could equally be thought of as Attic tetrobols their exchange was easy. Their great popularity meant that they were heavily used - the vast majority of surviving specimens are less than very fine in condition; those in extremely fine, as this one, can be considered rare.