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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 131. Estimate CHF1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ISLANDS off THRACE, Thasos. Circa 168/7-148 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 16.69 g 12). Head of the young Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ Herakles standing left, nude but for lion skin over his shoulder and left arm; resting right hand on club; to left, Μ. Le Rider 51. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1040-1045 ff.. Nicely toned and struck on a broad flan. A very attractive coin. About extremely fine.

From the PGB collection, acquired in the 1970s and said to be from the Brand Collection.