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Triton XV, Lot: 154. Estimate $150.
Sold for $300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (13mm, 1.31 g, 1h). Horseman, petasos and chlamys on his back and holding a spear, riding horse walking r., below horse, lion’s head r., border of dots / Λ and Α to l. and r. above, RΙ to r. downwards, the nymph Larissa, seated r. on a chair, the back of which terminates in a swan’s head, her l. hand raised and holding a mirror at which she is looking, her r. hand holding phiale; all in shallow incuse square. Weber 2838 (this coin); Traité IV, 651, pl. CCXCVI, 9 (same dies). VF, dark toning and deposits below which, on the obverse, some areas of surface roughness. From the collections of Virgil M. Brand and Sir Hermann Weber.

Ex Sotheby’s Brand 5 (1 February 1984) 119, hammer £ 190.