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90041236
Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1236. Estimate CHF450. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Perrhaiboi. Circa 462/1-460 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.86 g 3). Forepart of wolf to left. Rev. ΠΕ Head of bridled horse to right; all within incuse square. Liampi, 1996, I, III, 6 var. (no monogram on the obverse, but from the same reverse die). Very rare. Some minor reverse flatness, otherwise, about extremely fine.


Struck from the same reverse die as the previous lot, but in a later state. An attractive piece, with a splendid wolf’s head, very similar to the slightly earlier issues of Argos, as BCD Peloponnesos 1008. A note from BCD: The wolf forepart obols of the Perrhaiboi were practically unknown up to a few years ago. Some new specimens have recently appeared in the market of which this is probably the best preserved and most complete.