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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1036. Estimate CHF150. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ekkarra. Circa 325-320 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14mm, 1.95 g 5). Laureate head of Zeus to left. Rev. ΕΚΚΑΡ / ΡΕΩΝ Artemis standing left, her right foot crossed behind her left, leaning on her hunting spear, held in her right hand. K. Liampi, Ekkarra, eine Stadt der Achaia Phthiotis: Ihre Lege nach den numismatischen Zeugnissen, U. Peter, ed. Stephanos Nomismatikos, Edith Schönert-Geiss zum 65.Geburtstag (Berlin 1998), pp. 417-439, 20 (V3/R8). Rogers 207. Traité IV, 475, pl. CCLXXXVIII, 12-13. A superb piece, beautifully struck in high relief and with a fine dark green patina. Extremely fine.

Almost nothing is known about Ekkarra, certainly not why it should have produced such a burst of locally intended coinage in the late 4th century. In any event, this is certainly one of the nicest examples known of the type.