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CNG 91, Lot: 176. Estimate $2000.
Sold for $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

LOKRIS, Thronion. Circa 440-430 BC. AR Obol (9mm, 0.86 g, 5h). Diademed male head right / Knemis within shallow incuse square. BCD Lokris 161 (same dies). Near VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare, the third silver coin known for Thronion, the second of this issue.


The only previously known silver coins of Thronion are the unique somewhat earlier obol in the British Museum and the BCD obol from the same dies as the present coin. The obverse probably depicts the river god Boagrios. A knemis is a greave, a piece of armor to protect the lower leg.