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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1099. Estimate CHF350. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 500-479 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.91 g 3). Head of the nymph Larissa to right, similar to the last, but with drop earring. Rev. Λ - Α - R - Ι in incuse square. Apparently unpublished. Extremely rare. Lightly toned. Good very fine.

This coin is clearly related to the “Jason’s sandal” issues since it bears the same head of Larissa used on them. However, the purely inscriptional reverse, like that on the following lot, marks it out as an experimental type.