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Sale: CNG 78, Lot: 492. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 May 2008. 
Sold For $750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Thessalian League. Circa 196-27 BC. AR Stater (6.00 g, 12h). Nikoktrates, Philoxenides, and Petraios, magistrates. Struck circa 44 BC. Head of Zeus right, wearing laurel wreath; NIKOKPATOYΣ behind / Athena Itonia advancing right; ΦIΛOΞ-ENIΔ[HΣ] above spear, branch to outer right, ΠETPAI[OΣ] in exergue. McClean -; SNG Copenhagen 298. EF, light golden hues.

From Collection C.P.A. Ex Gorny & Mosch 117 (14 October 2002), lot 216.

Nikokrates was thought to have been strategos shortly after 44 BC. If the Petraios on this issue is the same as the partisan of Caesar who was killed in 44 BC, then Nikokrates would have to have been strategos before that event.