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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1361. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Tripolis. Circa 370s-350s BC. Trichalkon (Bronze, 18mm, 5.83 g 6). Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. ΤΡΙΠΟ / ΛΙΤΑΝ Tripod. K. Liampi, Ein numismatisches Zeugnis für den Bund der perrhaibischen Tripolis im zweiten Viertel des 4.Jh.v.Chr., JNG 40 (1990), pp. 11-22, 16, dies V2/R1. Extremely rare. Nicely centered and with a fine, dark patina. Good very fine.

A note from BCD: Coins of the Tripolis mint in northern Thessaly were unknown until the late Martin Price, a few years before his untimely death, identified the first known specimen, now in the collection of D. Doukas in Athens. A few more have surfaced since that time but none are in a public collection. This attractive and well centered example is probably among the best known.