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Triton XV, Lot: 316. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 6.06 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing ampyx, pendant earring and plain necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, ΑΙΩΝ below, horse crouching r., preparing to roll. This obverse die was not found in the reference sources. VF, toned; with an imperceptible die flaw on the nymph’s r. eye and a suspicion of double striking on the horse’s head and forelegs otherwise a large and impressive facing head that must rate amongst the most artistic of the late group.