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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1356. Estimate CHF325. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Trikka. Later 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 0.58 g 6). Youthful bare male head to right. Rev. ΤΡ - ΙΚ Forepart of horse to right; all within shallow incuse. Cf. CNG MBS 82, 2009, 481 (apparently the same dies, but otherwise seemingly unpublished,. Extremely rare and the finest example known. A coin of lovely style, very well struck. Some slight surface roughness, otherwise, extremely fine.

A note from BCD: The Christodoulos forgery of this type is illustrated by Svoronos in his article, “C. Christodoulos et les faussaires d’Athènes”, JIAN 20, 1920, pl. G, 188 (obverse) and 187 (reverse).