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Triton XV, Lot: 226. Estimate $200.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.10 g, 1h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣAI above circular, horse to l. with straight legs nibbling on plant on the ground line. Lorber, Early, 39.2 (these dies). VF, toned, with a slightly irregular contour and the horse’s tail and one hind leg off flan. A captivating obverse die that makes the observer feel as if the nymph is looking throughhim rather than at him.