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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1025. Estimate CHF125. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Atrax. Circa 370s-360s BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16mm, 3.28 g 1). Horseman, bare headed, on horse prancing to right. Rev. ΑΤΡΑ / ΓΙΟΝ Bull jumping right, his forelegs off the ground. Rogers 166. Rare. An attractive piece with a dark, blackish-green patina. Some striking flatness, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

This shows another scene from the aristocratic pastime of bull catching: here with the rider cantering along on the obverse, slowly catching up to the bull rushing along on the reverse!