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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1404. Estimate CHF450. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Nero. 54-68. Tetrassarion or Sestertius (Bronze, 32mm, 19.41 g 1), Laouchos, 66/7-67/8. ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙ-Σ[ΑΡ Θ]ΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ Laureate head of Nero to right, aegis on the point of his neck truncation to right. Rev. ΛΑΟΥΧΟΥ Σ-[ΤΡ]-ΑΤΗΓΟΥ On right, Thessalia standing facing, holding, in her right hand, the reins of a horse standing right. Burrer 38 ff., A-/R35. RPC I 1442. An impressive piece with a dark patina and a fine portrait of Nero. Flan crack and some smoothing in the fields, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.