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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1165. Estimate CHF225. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 390s BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14.5mm, 2.66 g 11). Head of the nymph Larissa to left, wearing pendant earring. Rev. ΛΑΡ - ΙΣΑΙ - ΩΝ Horse prancing to right, with curly tail. Demetriadi 2004, pl. 3, 27 (same dies). Rogers -. Extremely rare, one of very few examples known. Fine dark patina. Good very fine.


A note from BCD: ASW should either down date this coin or update lots 1133-1134, above, by a quarter of a century; their reverses are by the same hand. Personally I prefer the first option. Actually ASW thinks BCD is quite right, so the user of this catalogue should cross out the date given here and replace it by c. 370-360. It would have been even easier to just change the date in the catalogue but BCD wanted to write one of his notes.