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89000351

Larissa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 351. Estimate $300.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(351.1) THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.86 g, 10h). Head of nymph Larissa r., her hair bound with a band; border of dots / ΛΑ above, ΙЯ below, all in an incuse square. Unpublished. See Nomos 4, 1099 (same obv. die but the letters on the rev. differently arranged). VF, very lightly toned, tiny die flaws on the obv. field to r. and the beginning of a more spread die break around the Ι on the reverse; very rare.


(351.2) THESSALY, Larissa. 479/475 - circa 460 BC. AR Obol (8mm, 0.95 g, 2h). Head of nymph Larissa r. with drop earring, her hair bound with a band; border of dots / Λ-Α-R-Ι, clockwise in the four corners of an incuse square. Unpublished in the reference literature but see Nomos 4, 1099 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, the beginning of a die break between the R and the Ι on the reverse; very rare.