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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1263. Estimate CHF400. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Phaloria. Mid 3rd century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20mm, 8.42 g 11). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΦΑΛΩΡ - [ΑΣΤΩΝ] Bendis, wearing short chiton, hunting boots and Phrygian cap, seated left on a rock, holding arrow in her right hand, spear in her left, and with bow and quiver over her shoulder. LHS 102, 2008, 150. A. Moustaka, “Bendis in Thessalien. Zu zwei Varianten eines Münztypus der Stadt Phaloreia,” Festschrift Furtwängler, pp. 345-350, A 1 (this coin. Rogers 461. A von Sallet, Die Erwerbungen des Königlichen Münzcabinets von 1. April 1888 bis 1. April 1889, ZfN XVII (1890), p. 236. Extremely rare. With unusually clear types and a fine, dark brown patina. Nearly extremely fine.

For the identification of the figure on the reverse as Bendis, see Moustaka (cited above).