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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1212. Estimate CHF750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Oitaioi. Circa 360s-340s BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.82 g 12), Herakleia Trachinia. Lion’s head to left, with spear in its jaws. Rev. ΟΙΤΑΩΝ Herakles standing facing, holding club with both hands transversely across his chest; inscription to right. Valassiadis 2. Rare. An attractive example, nicely toned.. Extremely fine.

Ex Leu 57, 25 May 1993, 85 (CHF 3600).

A note from BCD: This variety, with the reverse legend on the right, is much rarer than the previous coin.