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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 95. Estimate CHF950. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 360s-340s/330s. Obol (Silver, 0.58 g 6). Dove alighting right, holding fillet in its beak; on wing, Ι Rev. ΣΙ Dove flying to right. BCD 245. A superb example with little actual wear, rare in this condition. Good extremely fine.

From the Collection Z, Switzerland.

The obols of Sikyon were struck in very large numbers, understandably so because they were very popular and circulated throughout the Peloponnesos and in many places in Central Greece where the Aeginetic standard was also used. Thus, the vast majority of known Sikyonian obols are in worn condition. Pieces like this one are exceptional.