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Sale: Nomos 2, Lot: 123. Estimate CHF4000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 17 May 2010. 
Sold For CHF3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

DYNASTS of LYCIA. Kherei. Circa 440/30-410 BC. Stater (Silver, 8.67 g 3), Pinara. Helmeted head of Athena to right, bowl decorated with three olive leaves and palmette; behind neck, kherêi. Rev. kherêi Head of Kherei wearing Persian headdress made from a soft fabric. Falghera -. Mørkholm & Zahle II-. Cf. NAC 25, 25 June 2003, 194 (same dies). Very rare, only about half a dozen coins of this type are known. Nicely toned, Nearly extremely fine.

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica 27, 12 May 2004, 199.

This coin is usually described as having been struck in an uncertain mint, but the obverse die was also used for signed issues from Pinara and it seems likely that it was minted there.