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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 153. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Skotussa. Circa 394-367 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.43 g 6). Head of bearded Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev. Σ ΚΟ Forepart of bridled horse to right, his head slightly lowered; all within shallow incuse. SNG Copenhagen 252. A rare denomination. Surfaces slightly rough, otherwise, good very fine.

From an old English collection.

The wonderful head of Herakles on this coin, with the very close fitting, cap-like lion skin headdress, is quite reminiscent of the earlier 5th century type used by the Thessalian League (as BCD 1006).