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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 87. Estimate CHF3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MESSENIA, Korone. Circa 100-50 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.56 g 12). Helmeted head of Athena to right. Rev. ΚΟΡ Bunch of grapes with Ε below (= year 5); all within ivy wreath. BCD Peloponnesos 784 (this coin). Grandjean pl. XXVI, 4 (same obverse die). Rare. Beautifully toned and attractive, extremely fine.

From the BCD Collection, LHS 96, 8 May 2006, 784.