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Triton XV, Lot: 298. Estimate $400.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.92 g, 4h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing ampyx, pendant earring and plain necklace; her hair combed back behind the ampyx; border of dots / [Λ]ΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ in exergue, horse grazing to r. with straight legs, below its belly, bukranion. See Nomos 4, 1150 (same rev. die). VF, lightly toned and with a deep, sharp strike on the obverse, rarely found for this scarce type; the horse’s back very lightly double struck; well centred, an appealing coin.