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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1117. Estimate CHF425. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF8500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 440-400 BC. Obol (Silver, 0.97 g 2). Bridled horse prancing to right Rev. ΛΑ - ΡΙ Nymph Larissa standing right, her left leg raised and resting on the top of the rho of the legend, leaning down and tying her left shoe; to right, hydria; all within incuse square. BMC 44. Herrmann -. Traité IV 686, pl. CCXCVII, 19. Rare. Attractive and clear. Good very fine.

Aside from the general attractiveness of the design, a special touch is the way Larissa rests her foot on a letter of the legend.