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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 86. Estimate CHF2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 335-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 12.16 g 3). ΣΕ Chimaera walking left, right paw raised; above to right, wreath. Rev. Dove, with open wings, flying left within wreath; below dove’s head, Ν. BCD Peloponnesos 218. BMC 57. Lightly toned. Extremely fine.

The Sikyonian staters that bear a wreath on their obverses and the letters Ν, Ι or Α on their reverses were part of a large issue produced to finance Alexander’s appeal for mercenary troops from the Peloponnesos in 334 BC.