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90041068
Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1068. Estimate CHF150. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Kierion. Circa 400-360 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 15mm, 2.80 g 2). Male head (probably Zeus) to right, with short beard, his hair bound with either a fillet or a wreath with very short leaves. Rev. ΚΙΕΡΙΕ[ΙΩΝ] The nymph Arne, her torso bare, kneeling right and playing knucklebones, as last. Rogers 173. SNG Copenhagen 35. Rare. Attractive dark patina. Good very fine.


This piece clearly belongs chronologically with the early prototype hemidrachm in the previous lot, as well as with the following hemiobol and dichalkon.