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Nomos 19 17 November 2019, 16:00 CET
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
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Lot 95
Estimate: 750 CHF
THESSALY. Trikka. Third quarter of the 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.42 g, 3 h). Steer hoof. Rev. ΤΡΙ - Κ Horse's head to left; all within an incuse square. BCD -. Apparently unpublished, but see Liampi 50 for a stylistically related piece with a horse protome, not just a head, on the reverse. Extremely rare. An excellent, well-preserved, toned and attractive coin. Nearly extremely fine.

Apparently acquired prior to 2000, supposedly in Basel.

In some ways this coin is ridiculous! While sometimes very rare, the early to mid 5th century league coinage of Thessaly, coming from a number of separate mints, and all bearing clear mint names, is well-known; yet this piece is completely new! Stylistically, it is also an enigma since the horse head looks more at home in second half of the 5th century, rather in the first half, where all the usual pieces are found.
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Online bidding closes: 17 Nov 2019 10:00:00 CET
Current Date & Time: 19 Nov 2019 19:08:35 CET
Remaining Time: Closed
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF

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Lot 95
Estimate: 750 CHF
Hammer Price: 1100 CHF
THESSALY. Trikka. Third quarter of the 5th century BC. Hemiobol (Silver, 9 mm, 0.42 g, 3 h). Ste ...
Lot 96
Estimate: 450 CHF
Hammer Price: 950 CHF
AKARNANIA. Argos Amphilochikon. Circa 360-330 BC. Stater (Silver, 20 mm, 8.50 g, 12 h). Pegasos ...
Lot 97
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
AITOLIA, Aitolian League. Circa 250-225 BC. Stater (Silver, 26.5 mm, 10.43 g, 6 h). Head of Apollo to r ...