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Triton XV, Lot: 271. Estimate $200.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (21mm, 5.87 g, 3h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing torque necklace; all within border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ below the exergue line, horse l. crouching and preparing to roll, ground line and ethnic rather awkwardly engraved. Lorber, Early, 93.1 (these dies). Good Fine, has been cleaned; struck on a large flan, with some deposit leftovers mostly on the obverse and light surface granularity. An important coin, linking the early facing heads with the later issues.

Ex CNG e-sale 210 (18 May 2009) 17, hammer $290.