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Triton XV, Lot: 225. Estimate $300.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 5.97 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing double band necklace with central medallion and circular earring decorated with pellets, scroll like element dangling from it; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣAI above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on ground line on which grows plant. Lorber, Early, 36.1. VF, lightly toned; horse’s head partly off flan and die flaws starting above and below horse’s back.

Obverse here at its earliest state, without the flaws that develop later.