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Triton XV, Lot: 278. Estimate $100.
Sold for $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17.5mm, 4.29 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., grain ears in her hair, wearing triple pendant earring and plain necklace with a central drop; border of dots / Λ[ΑΡΙ] above, [ΣΑΙΩΝ] partly below exergue line, helmeted horseman on prancing horse r., his chlamys fluttering behind his back. Rogers 287a, fig. 139. Near VF, green patina; very rare type.

Ex B. Ahlstrom Mynthandel AB, (Stockholm) 36 (7 November 1987) 983, hammer SEK 280.

The obverse die for this very rare bronze was engraved by the artist who cut the obverse dies for the drachms of lots 292 to 297 and the hemidrachm lot 299 below.