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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 121. Estimate CHF1000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF4600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Kierion. Circa 350 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 13mm, 1.32 g 7). Laureate head of Zeus to right. Rev. ΚΙΕΡΙ-ΕΙΩΝ The nymph Arne, wearing earring, necklace and full robes, kneeling right, her head turned to left, playing with knucklebones tossed from her right hand; to right, magistrate’s initial Φ. BCD 1053 (this coin). BMFA 873. SNG Copenhagen 32. Traité IV, 509. Rare. Attractive, but with some minor marks. About extremely fine.

From an American Collection and from the BCD Collection, Nomos 4, 10 May 2011, 1073.

This coin is particularly well modeled and was struck from dies cut by an unusually skillful engraver.