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Triton XV, Lot: 167. Estimate $150.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.92 g, 9h). Horse walking to r. on ground line, circle of dots / Λ-Α above, Ρ below in the centre and Ι below l., the Ρ reversed, nymph Larissa standing r., her l. leg raised and resting on top of the reversed letter Ρ, leaning down to tie her l. sandal; to r. hydria; all within a shallow incuse square. See Nomos 4, 1117 (same reverse die). VF, nice two-tone old collection toning, probably has an old pedigree although this writer could not locate one in the reference literature consulted.

Ex Sotheby’s, 23 May 1988, lot 103 (part).