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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1261. Estimate CHF175. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Phalanna. Later 4th century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 15mm, 3.74 g 5). [ΠΕ]ΛΟΡΕΣ Bearded head of Zeus Peloris to right. Rev. ΦΑΛ - ΑΝΝ The nymph Phalanna seated right on chair; holding mirror in her right hand and fixing her hair with her left. Papaevangelou-Genakos 18. Very rare. Dark greenish-brown patina. Good very fine.

A note from BCD: This is much rarer than the previous type, but both petting a goose (or feeding a stork, as this writer sees it) and making up one’s hair in a mirror (see also lot 1113 above) are, in any case, unusual subjects for coin iconography.