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Triton XV, Lot: 288. Estimate $400.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.14 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing pendant earring and plain necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, ΑΙΩΝ in exergue, bridled horse l., crouching and preparing to roll on solid ground line on which grows plant to which the horse’s rein is tied. See G. Hirsch 34 (21 February 1963) 1196 (same dies); see also CNG e-sale 244 (10 November 2010) 74 (different dies). Good VF, finely toned and sharply struck on excellent surfaces; some double striking on the letters below the exergue line and on the horse’s head.