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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1102. Estimate CHF350. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF3400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 479-465 BC. Trihemiobol (Silver, 1.42 g 1). Horseman, wearing petasos and chlamys and holding three spears, riding slowly to right. Rev. Λ - ΑRΙ -Ϟ Α The nymph Larissa seated right on backless throne, raising left hand and holding phiale in her right; below throne, cista. Herrmann Group II. SNG Copenhagen 91 var. Traité IV, 650. pl. CCXCVI, 8 var. A lovely, toned example. Some areas of flatness. Extremely fine.

Ex Leu 45, 26 May 1988, 147 (CHF 1600).

The head of Larissa on the reverse of this coin is of the same style and type as that found on the obols of the Jason series: this implies a close chronological connection.A note from BCD: I suspect that this coin comes chronologically after the archaic taurokathapsia issues (lots 1103-1110 below) but if ASW connects it to the Jason series, so be it.