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89000221
Triton XV, Lot: 221. Estimate $300.
Sold for $850. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.90 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing plain necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, bridled horse pacing r., head turning l., rein trailing below, no ground line. Lorber, Early, 31.2. VF, lightly toned obverse with orange hues around the devices, a few small scratches above on the rev., obverse and reverse not perfectly centred.

This looks like a new reverse die, very close to the one illustrated in Lorber, 30.2(a) but with a different angle of the horse’s l. foreleg.