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90041434
Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1434. Estimate CHF1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes, Kierion, Lamia, Larissa, Metropolis, Oitaioi, Phalanna, Pharsalos, Pherai and Skotussa. 4th-3rd century BC. Lot of ten different silver coins from Thessaly: eight obols and two trihemibols, some scarce and some rare. . Ainianes: 1434.1 0.87 g 9. Head of Zeus left/Sword in scabbard and javelin. SNG Copenhagen 3. Ex Peus 284, 9 December 1974, 228 (DM 210). Kierion: 1434.2 0.83 g 3. Horse right, about to roll/Warrior advancing to right. Moustaka 139. Lamia: 1434.3 0.87 g 10. Head of Dionysos left/Amphora. Traité IV, 459. Ex Sternberg XII. 18 November 1982, 139 (CHF 1500) . Larissa: 1434.4 0.93 g 5. Head of nymph Larissa facing/Horse feeding right. Herrmann pl. V, 19. Metropolis: 1434.5 0.76 g 12. Facing head of river god/Dionysos seated left. BMC 1 = Traité IV, 522, pl. CCXC 11. Jameson 1098. Moustaka 97. Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser 7, 9 October 1990, 85 (DM 1850). Oitaioi: 1434.6 0.84 g 9. Lion’s head left/Bow and quiver. SNG Copenhagen 177. Ex Malter 49, Wilkinson, 15 November 1992, 362 ($325). Phalanna: 1434.7 Trihemiobol, 1.26 g 10. Male head right/Horse right. BMC 3. Ex G. Hirsch 167, 26 September 1990, 322 (DM 450). Pharsalos: 1434.8 0.95 g 2. Head of Athena right/Horse head right. Lavva 136. Pherai, Alexander: 1434.9 0.84 g. Double ax/Wheel viewed on an angle. Unpublished. Skotussa: 1434.10 Trihemiobol 1.11 g 12. Head of Herakles right/Demeter standing left. Traité IV, 629. An interesting group with some scarce and rare pieces: all attractive and toned. Good very fine or better (10).