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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1372. Estimate CHF200. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Second half 2nd century BC. Drachm (Silver, 4.01 g 2). Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet with griffin on the bowl; behind, monogram. Rev. ΘΕΣ / ΣΑΛΩΝ Bridled horse trotting to right; below, monogram of ΠΟΛΥ (or ΠΟΛΙ). SNG Berry 560. Of good style and nicely toned. Minor marks, otherwise, extremely fine.

A note from BCD: This is by far the most frequently appearing monogram on the entire Athena/horse drachm series, but not easily found in this condition.