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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
89000309
Triton XV, Lot: 309. Estimate $3000.
Sold for $12000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. AR Stater (24mm, 12.17 g, 6h). 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, Σ downwards to the r., [Α]ΙΩΝ below, bridled horse trotting r., tail upright and looped. SNG Fitzwilliam 2400 (same dies); see also NAC 33 (6 April 2006) 139 (same dies) and Vinchon 13 November 1986, 157 (same obv. die). Near EF, finely toned and well centred, a very desirable coin with an excellent portrait, possibly from the same die cutter who fashioned the lovely facing head of lot 351 above.