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Triton XV, Lot: 319. Estimate $400.
Sold for $2250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 6.11 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing pendant earring and plain necklace; her hair held by an ampyx; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, ΑΙΩΝ below, horse crouching r., preparing to roll. See Sternberg VII (24 November 1977) 86 (same dies); see also Münzen und Medaillen 86 (3 June 1998) 24 (same obv. die). Good VF, attractive light toning with pink hues; a well known obverse die of small dimensions but very pretty, belonging to the “baby face” subgroup of the series.