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89000293
Triton XV, Lot: 293. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.99 g, 7h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., grain ears in her hair, wearing pendant earring and pearl necklace; border of dots / ΛΑ below l., Ρ above l., ΙΣΑΙ above r., ΩΝ r. down, helmeted cavalryman wearing body cuirass and holding a lance in his r. hand, riding prancing horse to l. See Kricheldorf 14 (7 July 1964) 77 and Hess-Leu 11 (24 March 1959) 183, both from the same pair of dies. VF, lightly toned, negligible light scratches on the l. of the obverse, die flaws developing in the hair and on the forehead; rev. with a slightly shifted strike on the rider’s and the horse’s heads; a much rarer reverse type and an obverse of magnificent style in spite of the almost always present die flaws.