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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 167. Estimate CHF3000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARGOLIS, Argos. Circa 370-350 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.55 g 9). Head of Hera to left, wearing a stephane and a simple pendant earring. Rev. ΑΡΓΕΙΩΝ Diomedes, nude but for cloak over his shoulders, walking to right, holding dagger ins his right hand and Palladion in his left; to left at his feet, swan standing right with spread wings. BCD Peloponnesos 1059 (same dies). BMC 46. SNG Fitzwilliam 3784 (same reverse die). Extremely rare. A worn but still attractive coin, with a better obverse than the BCD piece. Partly flat struck on both sides, otherwise, very fine.