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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1309. Estimate CHF35000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF150000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pherai. Alexander. Tyrant, 369-358 BC. Stater (Silver, 11.55 g 5). Head of Ennodia facing, turned slightly to right, wearing pearl diadem, grape-cluster earring and plain necklace; to left, torch. Rev. Α-Λ-Ε-ΞΑ-Ν-ΔΡΟΥ Alexander riding horse galloping to right, the reins in his left hand and thrusting lance downwards with his right, wearing cavalry helmet, cuirass, boots and with his sheathed sword on a baldric around his chest; on horse’s rump, double ax; below horse, double ax. Jameson 1106 (same reverse die) = Traité IV, 612 (citing the Jameson coin). Cf. Wartenberg 16 (same reverse die). Very rare, of lovely style and nicely toned. Some minor surface roughness, otherwise, about extremely fine.