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Sale: Nomos 6, Lot: 77. Estimate CHF2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 7 May 2012. 
Sold For CHF1700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARKADIA, Kleitor. Circa 370-350 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.95 g 6). Helmeted head of Athena to right, cheek piece raised; behind, Α. Rev. ΚΛΗ (retrograde) Bridled horse galloping to right with trailing rein. BCD 1421 (same dies). BMC 7 var. SNG Copenhagen 220 (same dies). Very rare. In exceptionally fine condition and with minimal die rust on the obverse. Extremely fine.

From a European collection, acquired before 2009.

The obols of Kleitor are notoriously rare - all of BCD’s came from the Kato Klitoria hoard. The present piece is about the finest known example of these elusive coins.