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89000292
Triton XV, Lot: 292. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $18000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.07 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., grain ears in her hair, wearing pendant earring and plain necklace; border of dots / ΛΑ above, Ρ to r. downwards, Ι-ΣΑΙ circular below, helmeted cavalryman wearing body cuirass and holding a lance in his r. hand, riding prancing horse to r. See Nomos 4, 1152 (same obverse die); see also Leu 22 (8 May 1979) 85; A. Malloy FPL XXI (February/March 1971) 356; G. Hirsch 34 (21 February 1963) 1201 (all three from the same pair of dies). EF, lightly toned and well struck, an outstanding specimen.