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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1081. Estimate CHF200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Krannon. First half of the 4th century BC. Lot of two bronze dichalka. . 1081.1 18 mm, 5.33 g, 5. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΡΑ Horseman wearing petasos riding right; trident below. Rogers 179. 1081.2 17.5 mm, 3.96 g, 1. Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΡΑΝΩΝΙ Horseman as last. CNG 195, 2008, 42 (same dies. Rogers 185 var. Clear and attractive pieces with dark patinas. Nearly extremely fine (2).

A note from BCD: The obverse dies of the two coins in this lot are to be found on the overwhelming majority of the Krannon bronzes of this type. In fact, any other obverse die found for this series is a great rarity.