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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1205. Estimate CHF700. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Metropolis. Circa early 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.34 g 10). Head of Aphrodite Kastnia facing, turned slightly to left, wearing earring, pearl necklace and with a ‘melon’ hair style; to left, dove flying upwards; to right, Eros flying upwards to crown her. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ - ΛΙΤΩΝ Apollo Musegetes, wearing long robes, walking to right, holding a lyre with his left hand and playing it with his right. BMC 2 = Traité IV, 521, pl. CCXC, 10. Moustaka 74. A clear and attractive coin, remarkably well preserved and lightly toned. About extremely fine.

A note from BCD: Both this and the next lot are equally rare and quite difficult to find with nice surfaces. They usually are either crystallized or corroded or both.