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89000346

Larissa. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 346. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(346.1) THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Hemidrachm (14.5mm, 2.85 g, 10h). Head of Jason to l., sporting a light beard and wearing petasos with strings fastening behind his head and under his chin; border of dots / ΛΑΡ above, ΙΣΑ below retrograde and reversed, all in incuse square. Traité I, 1413 and pl. XLIII, 4 = De Luynes 1831 (same dies). Good VF, darkly toned, ancient metal flaw or gouge on the obverse, the reverse off centre; very rare type. Same obverse die as lot 136 above and 346.2 below.


(346.2) THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Hemidrachm (15.5mm, 2.58 g, 8h). Head of Jason to l., sporting a light beard and wearing petasos with strings fastening behind his head and under his chin; border of dots / ΛΑ above, Jason’s sandal r., all in very shallow incuse square. This obv. / rev. die combination not recorded and an unknown rev. die; see Traité I, 1413 and pl. XLIII, 4 for the same obverse die. VF, lightly toned with some overall surface erosion.

Same obverse die as lots 136 and 346.1 above.

(346.3) THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Hemidrachm (11mm, 2.43 g, 6h). Head of Jason to r., wearing petasos with strings fastening behind his head; border of dots / [Λ]ΑR[Ι] below, Jason’s sandal l., above, double axe r., all in shallow incuse square. Traité I, 1414, pl. XLIII, 5 but dies are different, especially the obverse. VF, dark deposits around the devices and a hint of flat strike on the reverse; a die flaw starting on and above the eye on the obverse, otherwise a coin of sound metal, struck on a tight, oval flan.