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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1267. Estimate CHF400. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF4400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharkadon. Circa 460-440 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.99 g 3). Thessalos striding right, his cloak and petasos hanging behind his neck, holding a band in both his hands around the head of the forepart of a bull moving right. Rev. ΦΑΡΚΑΔΟΝΙ Forepart of a horse to right, within shallow incuse square. SNG Copenhagen 210 (same dies). A lovely coin, beautifully centered and nicely toned. Extremely fine.

Acquired from F. Kovacs, March 1979 for $200.

Struck from small dies on a broad flan, this coin has a gem-like quality rarely seen in 5th century Thessalian issues.