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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1145. Estimate CHF500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF3200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400-380 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.85 g 3). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to right and wearing ampyx; to left and right, dolphin swimming downwards. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Horse with straight legs grazing to right. Lorber 1992 63 = Lorber, Early O95/R1 a (this coin). Rare. With an unusual head of Larissa, flanked by dolphins in the manner of Syracuse. Lovely metal and surfaces, attractive toning, but the reverse slightly off-center with the horse’s head off the flan, otherwise, extremely fine.

Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXV, 29 November 1990, 96 ($1100) and from the 1989 Thessaly Hoard (Coin Hoards IX, 65).