Two Extremely Rare Issues by Plei-
|Triton XIV, Lot: 112. Estimate $500.
Sold for $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
Circa 365-356 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 5.71 g, 12h). Late facing head type, phase L-I. Plei-, magistrate. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing necklace / Horse standing left, trailing rein, preparing to lie down; ΛAPI above, plant below, ΠΛEI in exergue. Lorber, Hoard
-; Lorber, Thessalian
-; Herrmann Group VIIA, p. 41 = G. Hill, “Greek Coins Acquired by the British Museum in 1922,” NC
1923, 14 = Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 28 June 1887, lot 325 (same obv. die); SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC -; Traité -; Mionnet Supp. III, p. 293, 192. VF, good metal, areas of light encrustation. Extremely rare, only two examples published, both in public collections (BM and BN).
Herrmann mistakenly notes the Mionnet drachm under his Group IVb, with the hemidrachm, as a profile-head obverse. The obverse die used for this piece appears to have been engraved by the same hand as Lorber, Hoard pl. 2, 18.