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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1206. Estimate CHF600. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF4600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Metropolis. Circa early 4th century BC. Obol (Silver, 0.85 g 12). Head of horned and bearded river god facing. Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ Dionysos, bearded and in full robes, seated left on a wine krater, holding his thyrsos in his right hand and resting his left on his seat; behind him, vines. BMC 1 = Traité IV, 522, pl. CCXC 11. Jameson 1098. Moustaka 97. Very rare. With an astonishingly fine head of a river god, showing his full and powerful character. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, Extremely fine.

Ex CNG MBS 81, 20 May 2009, 416 ($2500).