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Triton XV, Lot: 156. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (12.5mm, 1.26 g, 3h). Horseman, petasos on his back, walking r. on ground line and holding spear; border of dots / Λ and Α to l. and r. above, RΙ to r. downwards, the nymph Larissa, seated to 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. Jameson 1089 (this coin); see also Naville - Ars Classica V (18 June 1923) 1734 (same dies). VF, dark old collection toning and good metal; elongated flan with the obverse not well centred. From the collections of Robert Jameson and Consul Eduard Friedrich Weber.

Acquired from Baldwin’s, January 1976, for £ 75. Ex J. Hirsch XXI (16 November 1908) Consul Weber 1330.