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89000229
Triton XV, Lot: 229. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 6.07 g, 12h). METO l. down in small and faint letters, head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing pendant earring and necklace with a central drop; border of dots / [Λ]ΑΡΙΣΑΙ in exergue, ΑΙ in tiny letters below the horse’s belly, bridled horse r. about to roll, its rein trailing above the exergue line. Lorber, Early, 42.1 (these dies, but obverse letters not mentioned). VF, lightly toned, a cleaning scratch above the horse, two linear die faults on rev., one on the tail and the other on the shoulder of the horse. An elegant and handsome signed portrait; the artist was justly proud of it to want to leave his name with it for posterity.