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89000202
Triton XV, Lot: 202. Estimate $300.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 6.12 g, 4h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing hair band inscribed [ΓΕΥ] and and necklace with central bead, to l. and r. dolphins downwards; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ in exergue, horse r., about to roll, bukranion on its haunch, ΛΙ in small letters below its belly. Lorber, Early, 16.1(a) (this coin). Good VF, lightly toned with pink hues; an attractive obverse but the horse’s head on the reverse is practically off flan.

Ex NFA XXV (29 November 1990) 91, hammer $1300.