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Nomos 18

5 May 2019
Zunfthaus zur Saffran, Zurich
Estimate: 2500 CHF
Hammer Price: 2400 CHF
Lot 90

THESSALY. Krannon. Circa 460-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 21 mm, 6.12 g, 1 h), Xan.... ΧΑ-Ν (retrograde) Youthful Hero (Thessalos) walking to right, nude but for cloak and petasos tied over his shoulders, holding, with both hands, a band around the head of a bull rushing to right. Rev. Κ-RΑ (retrograde) Bridled horse trotting to left, reins trailing on the ground; behind, trident; all within shallow incuse square. BCD I, 1079 and II, 109 var. (same obverse die). CNG eSale 290, 33 (same dies). A very rare variety. Well-centered and toned. Some striking slippage, otherwise, nearly extremely fine.

From a Swiss collection, reportedly ex BCD (but not in sales).

This is an unusually attractive coin, especially since it has not suffered from the usual Thessalian acid soil, which causes so many coins found there to have damaged surfaces.

Online bidding closes: 5 May 2019, 14:30:00 CEST Current Date & Time: 2 Jun 2023, 13:02:03 CEST Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:2400 CHF

Pre-Bidding closes on 5 Mai 2019 at 14:30 CEST. Live bidding starts at 14:00 CET and is EXCLUSIVELY available on biddr. Seperate registration is required.

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