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Triton XV, Lot: 144. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $7500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 460 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.42 g, 6h). Horse with lowered, head grazing l. on ground line, below, spitz-type dog l., looking back, above, caduceus l., all in dotted circle / ΛΑ - ΡΙ𐌔 - ΑΙ - ΟΝ on the outside of a linear square within an incuse, sandal of Jason l., above, double axe to l. SNR 30 (1943) p. 39 and pl. II, 23; Kagan, So-called, pl. 2 on p. 86, 4 (this coin). VF, toned, slightly rough surfaces.

Apparently the second known archaic drachm with this symbol that was unknown to Herrmann. A fascinating and important coin that is instrumental in confirming the early connections between Larissa and the early Macedonian kings.