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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1087. Estimate CHF175. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Krannon. 3rd century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 21mm, 9.05 g 9). Draped bust of Thessalos right, wearing petasos. Rev. ΚΡΑ-Ν / ΝΩΝΙΩ[Ν] Thessalian horseman galloping to right; below, monogram of ΠΛΕ. BMC 8. Rogers 202. Traité IV, 641, pl. CCXLV, 22. Well preserved and attractive with a fine dark patina. Good very fine.

Coins of this type are usually found in dreadful condition (as the Paris example illustrated in the Traité). This piece is unusually nice. For the possibility that this coin should be dated to the 2nd century, see the following lot.