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Triton XV, Lot: 291. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.04 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing pendant earring and plain necklace; border of dots / ΛΑ-Ρ above, ΙΣΑ r. down, [ΙOΝ] in exergue, hero Thessalos wearing petasos and chlamys, preparing to vault on the back of bridled horse cantering r. See Münzen und Medaillen XXVIII (19 June 1964) 126 (same dies). Good VF, lightly toned, the reverse with traces of double striking under the horse whose rear legs are partly off flan; the obverse well struck and from an die of exceptional artistry.