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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 135. Estimate CHF5000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Pelinna. First half of the 4th century BC, or earlier, perhaps the last quarter of the 5th. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 6.06 g 12). Thessalian cavalryman, wearing petasos and chlamys, and holding a transverse spear, riding to right on galloping horse; below, in tiny letters, ΙΑ. Rev. ΠΕΛ - ΙΝ Warrior advancing left, wearing petasos and chlamys and with a sword in a scabbard held by a baldric, hurling short spear with his right hand and holding a round shield, ornamented with a star, and two other spears in his left. BCD 1227 (this coin). Moustaka 142a. Traité IV 528, pl. CCXC, 16-17. Nicely toned. Tiny test cut on the obverse edge at 1 o’clock, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

From an American Collection and from the BCD Collection, Nomos 4, 10 May 2011, 1227, ex Coin Galleries, MBS, 25 May 1988, 106.