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Triton XV, Lot: 201. Estimate $200.
Sold for $375. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.95 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing hair band and triangular drop earrings; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ in exergue, horse r., about to roll, its rein loose under the exergue line. Lorber, Early, 15.-. See also Egger XL (2 May 1912) 798 (same obv. die) and J. Hirsch XVI (6 December 1906) 391 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, some roughness near the edge at 6 o’clock on the obverse and scattered rough areas on the reverse fields; nevertheless a captivating portrait struck from an artistically exceptional die.