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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1004. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 470s-460s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.94 g 5). Forepart of prancing horse to right, emerging from rocks; on horse’s flank, traces of a brand mark, possibly Λ Rev. ΦΕ / ΤΑ Wheat grain with hull; all within incuse square. Franke 7, fig. 8 (but BMC Pherai 8 as he says). SNG Copenhagen 236 var. SNG Munich 193 var. An atrractive, clear piece. Surface very slightly rough. Nearly extremely fine.

Ex Numismatik Lanz 92, 4 June 1999, 226 (DM 2600).

A note from BCD: The letter on the horse’s body could be a Γ (see the note to lot 1002, above).