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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1338. Estimate CHF350. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 394-367 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17mm, 5.32 g 5). Kantharos with high handles. Rev. Σ-Κ / Ο-Τ Club in saltire with an uncertain object. SNG Morcom 951 (misread and described as being from an uncertain western mint, otherwise unpublished. Extremely rare, a lovely, solid coin with a dark, glossy patina. Good very fine.


This coin must be related to the smaller coin which follows: the way their legends are arranged is quite singular and is not found on any other Skotussan bronze type. Exactly what crosses the club on the reverse is uncertain: perhaps it is a lagobolon or a shorter club.