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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1294. Estimate CHF300. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pharsalos. Early 4th century BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20mm, 7.13 g 4). Helmeted head of Athena Parthenos facing, turned slightly to the left. Rev. ΦΑ / Ρ / ΣΑ Armored Thessalian horseman riding right, brandishing flail; on rump of horse, Α. Cf. Lavva 288. Rogers -. Rare, especially in this condition. Lovely dark patina. About extremely fine.

The Α on the horse’s rump, surely an artist’s signature, seems not to have been noticed by Lavva.