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Triton XV, Lot: 296. Estimate $500.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (21.5mm, 6.01 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 / ΛΑΡΙ above, ΣΑΙΩΝ below, mare standing r. with foal r. in the background. See Sternberg XVII (9 May 1986) 109; G. Hirsch 48 (22 June 1966) 166; Sotheby’s 1 December 1924, 82 (all from the same pair of dies). Good VF, struck on a large flan, perfectly centred and beautifully toned; a captivating coin.