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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 91. Estimate CHF4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 420/10 BC. Diobol (Silver, 2.13 g 6). Corinthian helmet to right. Rev. Corinthian helmet facing with Α to right; all within incuse square. BCD Peloponnesos 1036 (this coin). BMC 29 = Traité III, 613 pl. CCXV, 9. SNG Copenhagen 20 var. Very rare and beautifully toned. Extremely fine.

From the BCD Collection, LHS 96, 8 May 2006, 1036, ex Münzen und Medaillen 85, 11 April 1997, 95 and M&M FPL 139, October 1954, 16.

This very rare coin seems to commemorate a short-live alliance between Argos and Corinth.