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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1293. Estimate CHF350. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Early-mid 4th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.31 g 11). Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos facing, her head turned slightly to left; above right, Λ. Rev. ΦΑ-ΡΣ -Α (Σ retrograde) Armored warrior riding prancing horse to right, brandishing a flail with two balls at the end of its chain. Lavva 263 var. (O 147/R -.). Rare, of remarkably fine condition for this issue. Extremely fine.

Since their types are exactly the same, the bronze fractions that follow this lot must be connected with it . This piece is unusually nice, most known examples of the type being drastically worn and corroded.