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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1248. Estimate CHF100. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Peuma. Circa 302-286 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13mm, 2.92 g 9). Wreathed head of Achilles to right. Rev. ΠΕ - ΥΜΑΤ - ΙΩ - Ν Monogram of ΑΧ with Thessalian helmet to right. C. Heyman, Les monnaies de Peuma en Thessalie, RBN 1967, pp. 1-9, 1-4. Moustaka 154. Rogers 442. Dark brown patina. Good very fine.

Heyman has done a remarkable amount of work on the identification of the head on the obverse. It has been termed the head of a nymph, some thinking it could be Thetis, but the hairstyle seems definitely masculine. Since Achilles was venerated in the area, he is the likely candidate.