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Triton XV, Lot: 187. Estimate $100.
Sold for $140. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Chalkous (14mm, 3.55 g, 11h). Head of nymph Larissa l., wearing pendant earring / ΛΑΡ above, [Ι] above r., ΣΑ r. down, Ι between the horse’s front legs, ΩΝ l. up, horse trotting r. See Obolos 7, p. 19 and pl. 3, 27 (same dies); see also Nomos 4, 1165 (same dies). VF, yellowish brown patina, reverse somewhat weakly struck; very rare.

The dies for these recently discovered fascinating coins were cut by the same artist who is responsible for the high relief profile drachms (see lots 183 and 184, above, and 377.1 and 377.2 below; also lots 1133 and 1134 in Nomos 4). Probably the earliest bronze coins of the Larissa mint.