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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1045. Estimate CHF400. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Gonnos. Circa 350s BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 19mm, 7.80 g 2). Laureate and bearded head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΓΟΝΝΕ-[ΩΝ] Ram standing right. Rogers 223. SNG Munich 18. Rare. A fine coin with a lovely head of Zeus in high relief. Attractive dark patina. Some smoothing in the reverse fields, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

The coins of Gonnos have always been quite rare and this one is particularly nice. The head of Zeus is immediately reminiscent of those on the coinage of Philip of Macedon.