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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1388. Estimate CHF225. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Mid 40s BC. Stater (Silver, 6.19 g 1), Nikokrates, Philoxenides and Petraios. Head of Zeus to right, wearing oak wreath; behind, ΝΙΚΟΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ. Rev. ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; to right, palm branch; above spear, ΦΙΛΟΞ-ΕΝΙΔΟΥ; in exergue, ΠΕΤΡΑΙΟΣ. Klose p. 350, S = SNG Copenhagen 298. A superb example, beautifully struck and centered on a very broad flan. Good extremely fine.


Acquired from Spink’s in November 1985 for £350, and from the collections of Hajo Zwager, Van Zadelhof, Maastricht, 14 October 1985, M102 (the entire collection) and Apostolo Zeno, III, Dorotheum, 26 March 1957, 3593.

Interestingly enough, this bright, beautiful coin first came into a modern collection in the second quarter of the 18th century!