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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1339. Estimate CHF125. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 394-367 BC. Hemi-chalkous (Bronze, 11mm, 1.40 g 6). Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. Σ-Κ-Ο-Τ Bunch of grapes hanging from branch; all within shallow circular incuse. Apparently unpublished. Extremely rare, only a few examples known. Dark, glossy patina. Good very fine.

This coin’s very small size argues that it was meant to be less than a chalkous in value. This is especially true when it is compared with the preceding lot, with which it must be related in time.