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Sale: Nomos 8, Lot: 160. Estimate CHF1250. 
Closing Date: Monday, 21 October 2013. 
Sold For CHF3400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

CYCLADES, Naxos. Late 3rd-mid 2nd century BC. Didrachm (Silver, 23mm, 7.80 g 1), Ktesiphon, c. 200-180 BC. Head of bearded Dionysos to right, wearing ivy wreath. Rev. ΝΑΞΙ / ΚΤΗΣΙΦ Wreathed krater on a high foot with low handles; to right, thyrsos. Nicolet-Pierre, Cratérophores 17 (D6-R11,same dies). Very rare, of the seven examples of this die pair known, four are in museums. Traces of a removed mount above the head on the obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.

From a European private collection acquired prior to 2000.