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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1075. Estimate CHF200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Kierion. 2nd half of the 4th century BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 22mm, 8.37 g 1). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΚΙΕΡΙΕΙΩΝ Zeus, nude, striding right, hurling thunderbolt from his right hand and holding eagle on his outstretched left; to right, Arne kneeling and playing with knucklebones. Rogers 178. SNG Copenhagen 37. An impressive piece struck in high relief and with fine dark brown patina. Minor scrape on Apollo’s cheek, otherwise, about extremely fine.

The obverse is clearly copied from the coins of Philip II.