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Triton XV, Lot: 318. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 6.12 g, 1h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing pendant earring and plain necklace; her hair is combed back behind the ampyx; border of dots / [Λ]ΑΡΙΣ above, ΑΙΩΝ below, horse crouching r., preparing to roll. See Auctiones 15 (18 September 1985) 88 for the same obverse die; see also J. Schulman 231 (6 March 1958) 3656 (same dies). VF, toned; tiny old chop marks on the nymph’s left cheek, the rev. a little off centre.

A well documented obverse die that diverges from the other late heads because of the unusual combing of the nymph’s hair.