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Triton XV, Lot: 305. 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, 12.24 g, 1h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing plain necklace and triple 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 L. Hamburger 98 (3 April 1933) 542 and 543 (same dies). Near EF, superb old collection toning; the usual die flaw on the neck of the nymph and a scratch in the rev. field in front of the horse’s chest, the linear die flaw seen on lot 349 just beginning and hardly visible. From the collection of Clarence S. Bement.

Acquired in May 1981 for CHF 15000 from a very charming lady and a good friend who lives in Paris and whose name is legend in the ancient coin circles; ex Naville - Ars Classica XIV (2 July 1929) 236; Naville - Ars Clasica VI (28 January 1924) Bement 918.

Same reverse die as lot 304, above.