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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1304. Estimate CHF250. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Circa 404-369 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17mm, 4.95 g 11). Head of Ennodia to right, with pearl necklace; transversely behind her neck, long torch with flames on the right; below neck, traces of three uncertain letters. Rev. ΦΕΡΑΙΟΝ Lion’s head spout to right, water pouring from its mouth. Rogers 512 (but no obverse letters noted). Rare. A coin of lovely style and high relief with a dark green patina. Good very fine.

A note from BCD: The letters below on the obverse should refer to an epithet of Artemis. She had many but the two applicable to Pherai would be Ennodia or Eilitheia. If the letters are Ε-Λ-Ε, as they seem to be, then it is the latter.