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Sale: Nomos 9, Lot: 132. Estimate CHF900. 
Closing Date: Monday, 20 October 2014. 
Sold For CHF1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SIKYONIA, Sikyon. c. 431-400 BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 8.5mm, 0.50 g 3). Lion at bay to left, with both front paws together; above, Σ (on its back); below Η (on its side, = ημιωβόλιον) Rev. Dove flying left with open wings; all within olive wreath tied on the right. BMC 44. BCD 206. Traité 770, pl. ccxx, 8. Weber 3901. Very rare and very well centered. Nearly extremely fine.

From the Höher collection.

This is an unusually well preserved example, far better than the piece in the BCD collection.