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Triton XV, Lot: 216. Estimate $300.
Sold for $420. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.13 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing pendant earring with a bead; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on ground line; above, graffiti ΝΙ, the Ι superimposed on the Ν. Lorber, Early, 27.-. Good VF, has been cleaned, bright; tiny metal flaws below the head on the obverse, the reverse a bit crowded, scratches above the horse, with the horse’s tail off flan.

Acquired from Dennis Devine, October 1990, for $600.

Perhaps this is not the right place or the right time to say it, but the disappearance of Dennis has left a big void in this writer’s ancient coin circle of friends. Dennis was a very likable person - and this comes strictly from the angle of a collector/buyer - who was always fun to be with, especially in the days when there were no evening auctions after the New York show and we would all go out to restaurants and jazz clubs he would suggest. He is greatly missed and so are the old days when the New York shows were more fun and less stress.