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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1353. Estimate CHF225. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Trikka. Circa 440-400 BC. Hemidrachm (Silver, 2.87 g 10). Youthful hero, Thessalos, nude but for cloak and petasos hanging over his shoulder, striding right, but facing front; twisting, with both hands, a band around the head of the forepart of a bull, rushing to right. Rev. Τ - ΡΙ - ΚΚ - ΑΙ - ΩΝ (partially retrograde) Forepart of horse to right. Traité IV, 547, pl. CCXCI, 17 var. A rare variety. Nicely toned. Good very fine.

Ex Sternberg VI, 25 November 1976, 42 (CHF 1800).

This coin is clearly a bit later in date than the previous piece, but the pose is very similar. However, here we have a youth struggling with the bull; and the struggle is not as rough as the last, since our hero has not lost his hat!