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89000140
Triton XV, Lot: 140. Estimate $300.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.86 g, 11h). Head of nymph Larissa l., her hair bound above and behind her head with a band; in field l., horizontal double axe to right; border of dots / ΛΑRΙ from the top, left and down circular, letters retrograde and upside down, sandal of Jason l. on ground line, below which, Η sideways; all enclosed in a linear square which is inside an incuse square. Kagan, So-called, p. 85, pl. 1, 4 (this coin). Near EF, very lightly toned, an appealing coin.

Acquired from G. E. Muller in September 1991 for CHF 2300.