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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1178. Estimate CHF375. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Magnetes. Circa 171-169 BC. Tetrobol (Silver, 2.30 g 5). Bust of Artemis to right, her hair tied in a bun at the back and with bow and quiver over her shoulder Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗ / ΤΩΝ Prow of galley to right; to right, monogram of ΑΧ. Furtwängler, Emission C, 6a (this coin). SNG Copenhagen 155. SNG Munich 96. Rare. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.

Ex Sotheby, London, 22 April 1970, 131 (£30) and from the Woodward Collection, Ars Classica XV, 2 July 1930, 634.

We are extremely grateful to Professor Andreas Furtwängler for making his, as yet, unpublished manuscript on the autonomous coinage of Magnetes available to us. It was a great privilege to have been able to use it, and a great help.
A note from BCD: This particular coin is, contrary to almost all the other known examples, unusually attractive and well struck for its type.