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364, Lot: 388. Estimate $75.
Sold for $75. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

SWITZERLAND. Fabricius and Pyrrhus / Pyrrhus Receives Word from Fabricius of the Plot Against Him. Æ Medal (32mm, 12.26 g, 12h). By Jean Dassier & sons, 1740-1750. Fabricius and Pyrrhus (“Selflessness of Fabricius”): Pyrrus offers Fabricius a vase and chest full of riches; dated year 472 (282 BC) in exergue / Pyrrus Receives Word from Fabricius of the Plot Against Him (“Good Faith of Fabricius”): Pyrrus standing with guards before a tent, receives Fabricius’ letter from a messenger; dated year 474 (280 BC) in exergue. Eisler 20b; Catenacci pp. 42-3. EF.


From the RBW Collection, purchased from Numismatica Ars Classica, December 1992. Ex Kunst und Münzen FPL 64 (September 1990), no. M317 (part of).