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89000355

Larissa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 355. Estimate $400.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(355.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 5th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.95 g, 11h). Hero to r., wearing cloak and with petasos over his shoulders, holding a band with both his hands passing around the forehead of a bull rushing to r., border of dots / ΛΑ above, Ι-Я below, bridled horse with trailing rein prancing r., all within incuse square. Herrmann group III A, pl. I, 18 (similar but not same dies); for same dies see J. Hirsch XX (13 November 1907) Hoskier 264 and J. Hirsch XII (17 November 1904) 161. VF, dark old collection toning, edge striking split at obverse 2 o’clock. From the collection of Dr. J. S. Wilkinson.

Ex Joel Malter 49 (15 November 1992) Wilkinson 351, hammer $275.


(355.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 5th century BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 5.52 g, 10h). Hero to r., wearing cloak and with petasos over his shoulders, holding a band with both his hands passing around the forehead of a bull rushing to r. on ground line; below to l., monogram; border of dots / Λ-Α below, Ι-R above, the R retrograde and upside down, bridled horse with trailing rein prancing l., all within incuse square. Herrmann p. 19, group III B, pl. I, 21; Pozzi (Boutin) 2756; see also Glendining 20 November 1975, 883 for the same obverse die and a reverse die by the same hand. Good VF, dark silver gunmetal toning.