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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1175. Estimate CHF375. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF2700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. Early 4th Century. Trichalkon (Bronze, 19mm, 6.40 g 11). Bare head of Achilles to right. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Thetis seated left on hippocamp, holding shield of Achilles with his monogram of ΑΧ. C. Heyman, Achille-Alexandre sur les monnaies de Larissa Cremaste en Thessalie, Studia Hellenistica 16 (Peremans Festschrift), Brussels 1968, p. 116, 2. Moustaka 152 var. Rogers 312. SNG Munich 91 var. A rare variant with the head of Achilles to right. Fine light olive-green patina. Nearly extremely fine.

A note from BCD: The style of the issues with the head of Achilles to the right is much finer and the engraving more detailed than the coins with the obverse to left. This suggests an initial issue struck from dies engraved by a gifted artist. These coins are also much rarer than the ones with the obverse to left and practically impossible to find in decent condition.