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Sale: Nomos 3 & 4, Lot: 1177. Estimate CHF275. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 May 2011. 
Sold For CHF1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. Circa 302-286 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 16mm, 4.73 g 5). Head of the nymph Larissa to right, wearing pendant earring and with her hair in a braid rolled around her head. Rev. ΛΑΡΙ Perseus, nude but for cloak over his shoulders, standing facing, holding harpa in his right hand and the head of the Medusa in his left. Moustaka 165. Rogers 321. SNG Munich 95. Extremely rare. Dark, reddish-brown patina. Good very fine.

Anote from BCD: One would expect the mint to have issued more coins of this middle sized denomination with the very interesting mythological scene on the reverse, but this is not the case. The two other denominations were apparently more than enough to provide for the city’s need for small change.