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ID:     Olosson
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Olosson
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     Dichalkon
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     c. 350 BC
Diameter:     16 mm
Weight:     4.08 g
Obverse Description:     Thessalian cavalryman, wearing chlamys and petasos, on horse prancing r., linear circle
Reverse Legend:     ΟΛΟ
Reverse Description:     Zeus Keraunios striding r., hurling thunderbolt with his r., an eagle sits on his extended l.
Mint:     Olosson
Primary Reference:     CNG Triton XV, 495
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=199105
Special Comments:     See also : Nomos 4, 1218 var. [here only the first three letters of the ethnic are inscribed on the die].
Grade:     aVF
Notes:     The coinage of Perrhaiboi as a tribe was quite extensive but this issue, in the name of their capital city, must have been struck for a special reason, unknown to us. For more information on this exceptional coin the reader can refer to the article cited by ASW in the description of lot 1218 in Nomos 4. A coin of the highest rarity.