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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1301. Estimate CHF1750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Circa 460-440 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.08 g 12). The hero Thessalos, nude but for petasos hanging down his back from string around his neck, walking right, holding a band in both his hands around the head of of a bull rushing to right. Rev. Φ-Ε-R-Α Bridled horse trotting to left, with trailing rein; to right, lion’s head fountain spout with water pouring from its jaws; all within incuse square. BMC 2 (same dies, but inscription misread). Very rare. Toned and attractive, but with slightly rough surfaces, one of the finest known early drachms of Pherai. Extremely fine.

Ex Hess 253, 8 March 1983, 165 (CHF 15,000).