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Triton XV, Lot: 175. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 6.06 g, 6h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys and petasos flying in the air behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping l., all within a dotted circle / ΛΑΡΙ above, ΣΑΙΑ below, the Σ reversed, bridled horse galloping r., its rein trailing below, all in an incuse square. SNG Ashmolean 3860 var. [the Σ not reversed]. Good VF, pleasing old collection tone; this reverse variety very rare.

Ex G. Hirsch 156 (25 November 1987) 115, hammer DM 1700; Robert Ball FPL 39 (1937) 339.