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Sale: Nomos 5, Lot: 172. Estimate CHF6000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 24 October 2011. 
Sold For CHF7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYCLADES, Naxos. Late 3rd-mid 2nd century BC. Didrachm (Silver, 7.78 g 12), Krethes, c. 200-180. Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΝΑΞΙ / ΚΡΗΘΕ Wreathed krater on a high foot with low handles; to right, thyrsos. Nicolet-Pierre, Cratérophores 18d (this coin). Very rare, only four didrachms of this magistrate are known. Nicely toned. Nearly extremely fine.

From the collection of R. Schonwalter, Triton V, 15 January 2002, 1385 and ex New Netherlands Coin Co., 14 November 1973, 99.