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Triton XV, Lot: 323. Estimate $300.
Sold for $525. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 6.00 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing earring shown as three globules arranged vertically and plain necklace above her open V neckline that coincides with the border of dots; her hair held by an ampyx; all in dotted circle / [Λ]ΑΡΙΣ above, ΑΙΩΝ below, horse crouching r., preparing to roll; below, trident pointing to l. See Nomos 4, 1157 (different dies). VF, has been cleaned and starting to tone; obv. struck a trifle lightly; the letters above the horse on the rev. are double struck and there is a small metal flaw under its belly revealing a possibly bronze core; a very rare variant of the trident symbol.