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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1155. Estimate CHF750. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.15 g 11). Head of the nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx and triple-pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over. Lorber, 2008 38 ff. A lovely example, toned and with good surfaces. Good extremely fine.

This is the first example of the last issue of Larissa drachms, the so-called mass issue of the 350s-340s BC. They were produced in very large numbers, probably to help with Philip II’s finances, and are at present under study.