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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1128. Estimate CHF800. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF13000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 420-400 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.16 g 12). Thessalos, with cloak and petasos over his shoulders, leaping left, both feet off the ground, holding a rushing bull by a band around its head. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ / ΣΑΙΑ Bridled horse with trailing rein galloping to right; all within shallow incuse square. Herrmann Group III H, pl. III, 21. Lorber 2008, pl. 43, 52. A lovely coin, a remarkably fine example, beautifully toned and well struck. Extremely fine.

From the collection of the Johns Hopkins University and J. W. Garrett, II, Bank Leu/Numismatic Fine Arts, 16 October 1984, 202 (CHF 3800), acquired from W. Raymond on 5 March 1925.