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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 152. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF3800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. Later or end 5th century BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.18 g 8). On a small disc encircled with pearls, laureate head of Apollo to right; all within a larger circle of pearls. Rev. Σ ΚΟ Kantharos with high handles; all within incuse square. Apparently unpublished. An extraordinary and exceptional coin, very well preserved. Lightly corroded surfaces, but clear, attractive and otherwise, nearly extremely fine.


From an old English collection.

This quite exceptional piece seems to be hitherto unknown. The laureate head must be that of Apollo and is quite reminiscent of those found on the coinage of the Chalkidian League from Olynthos. The Kantharos is a known type from Skotussa, as BCD 1338.