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Triton XV, Lot: 183. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $2500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 5.68 g, 12h). ΛΑΡΙΣΑ in small, fine letters on the l. and up circular, head of the nymph Larissa l., wearing pearl necklace and triple drop earring, her hair raised and bound at the top of her head, border of dots / ΛΑΡ above, [Ι] top r., ΣΑΙ r. down, [Ω]Ν l. up, bridled horse trotting r., tail in a curl and upright. CH VIII (1994) 137, pl. XII, 4 (this coin); Jameson 2468 (same dies); see also Nomos 4, 1133; Hess-Leu [7] (16 April 1957) 197; M+M FPL 182 (August 1958) 9 (all from the same dies). Good VF, lightly toned; rev. a little double struck and an edge bump at obverse 4 o’clock.

In the above references, the Jameson, Hess-Leu and M+M coins are one and the same coin and this means that this coin is probably the third known of these dies.