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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1070. Estimate CHF225. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Kierion. Circa 400-360 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18 mm, 3.10 g 9). Laureate head of Zeus to left, with long, pointed beard. Rev. ΚΙΕΡ-ΙΕΙΩΝ The nymph Arne, bare to the waist and wearing sakkos, kneeling and playing with knucklebones as last. G. Hirsch 256, 2008, 87 (same dies. An attractive, nicely struck example, with a fine dark patina. Nearly extremely fine.

From the Petsalis Collection acquired from Jacob Hirsch and probably originally from the Rhousopoulos Collection.

The heads of Zeus and Arne on this coin are very close to those on the hemiobol in the previous lot. Their dies were doubtless cut by the same engraver.