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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1073. Estimate CHF350. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Kierion. Circa 350 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.32 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΙΕΡΙ-ΕΙΩΝ The nymph Arne, playing knucklebones as last; to right, magistrate’s initial Φ. BMFA 873. SNG Copenhagen 32. Traité IV, 509. Rare. An attractive example, but with some minor marks. About extremely fine.

The trihemiobols with Zeus were struck with obverse dies of two types: one with a ‘tall’ head, as this one (apparently known from a single die) and the other with a broader head (as the one in the references given above). The present example is particularly finely modeled.