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Triton XV, Lot: 186. Estimate $500.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20.5mm, 5.96 g, 2h). Circa 370 BC. ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ above, bull leaping to r., border of dots / Thessalian horseman, wearing tunic, chlamys and petasos and holding a lance in his r. hand, galloping to right; all in concave field. BMC p. 29, 54, pl. V, 13; Traité IV, 698, pl. CCXCVIII, 9. Good VF, nice old toning, a couple of marks on the obverse but well struck and centred on an unusually generous flan.

Ex Spink Zurich 20 (6 October 1986) 219, hammer CHF 11000; Hess-Leu 31 (6 December 1966) 281.

A type that is very difficult, almost impossible, to find without disfiguring flan and striking faults.