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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 116. Estimate CHF2500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Ainianes. Circa 80s (- 40s?) BC. Trihemidrachm or Stater (Silver, 22mm, 7.41 g 1), Hypata. Epikrates. Head of Athena Parthenos to right, wearing an Attic helmet adorned with Pegasos, tendril, and four horse protomes. Rev. ΑΙΝΙΑΝΩΝ / ΕΠΥΚΡΑ Phemios, as a slinger, nude but for chlamys over his shoulder and sword on baldric, standing facing, head turned to right, shooting his sling to right; behind him, two spears leaning against his right leg. BCD II, 41.1 (this coin. BMC 7. De Callataÿ 2004, 3. Darkly toned as found. Very fine.

From a northern European collection and from the BCD Collection, Triton XV, 3 January 2012, 40.1, ex DNW 69, 15 March 2006, 1734.

Struck on the reduced Aiginetic standard - the larger silver coins struck in Greece during the 1st century BC are often on curious standards, basically related to the often low weight silver then circulating. They might all be best termed staters.