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90041362
Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1362. Estimate CHF600. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off THESSALY, Ikos. 4th century BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 13mm, 3.04 g 9). Head of Poseidon to right, wearing wreath of water plants. Rev. ΙΚ-ΙΩ-Ν Trident head upwards, between two opposed dolphins swimming downwards. Lindgren II, 1417 (this coin. Rogers 558 (almost certainly the same dies) = Traité IV, 757. Extremely rare. Glossy black patina and of good style, but with some pitting on the obverse. Very fine.


From the collection of H. C. Lindgren II, 1989, 1417.

A note from BCD: An island bronze whose rarity and desirability cannot be overestimated. The heraldic reverse type and indeed its entire design appear to be quite similar to the famous bronze of Helike (see BCD Peloponnesos 497).