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Triton XV, Lot: 302. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $6000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. AR Stater (23.5mm, 12.20 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing plain necklace and drop pendant earring, her hair held by an ampyx; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, ΣΑΙΩΝ below, bridled horse trotting r., tail upright and looped. See Leu 50 (25 April 1990) 131 (same dies); see also Egger XXXIX (15 January 1912) 269 = Sotheby’s 13 June 1911, 165 = Sotheby’s 24 February 1904, 47 for the same obverse and probably the same reverse die as well. Good VF, lightly toned with some orange hues around the devices; the horse’s head very slightly flat struck; one of the two rare early issues, with the “prototype master” being responsible for the obverse die.

Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 46 (30 October 1989) 147, hammer DM 8500.