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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1093. Estimate CHF125. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Lamia. First half of the 4th century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13mm, 2.46 g 12), Late 4th century. Head of Athena wearing Corinthian helmet to right, with pendant earring and necklace. Rev. ΜΑΛΙΕΩΝ Philoktetes, nude, standing right, shooting his bow at birds, one of which falls before him to right; at right below, quiver. Georgiou 2, 16. Rogers (Malia) 384. Traité IV, 462 , pl. CCXXXVII, 25. A sharp and well-struck example with a glossy dark patina. Extremely fine.

The date of this coin is usually given as mid 4th century, but the close resemblance of the Athena head that appears on this coin to that on the gold staters of Alexander III suggests a later date