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Triton XV, Lot: 270. Estimate $250.
Sold for $450. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.05 g, 3h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing ornate necklace and earring; all within border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs feeding l. on solid exergue line. Lorber, Early, 92.4 (these dies). VF, lightly toned; the horse’s head and tail partly off flan; an impressive portrait.

The obverse artwork is now developing in the direction of the middle and late Larissa facing head style that will identify Larissa’s mass produced coinage from circa 350 BC onwards.