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Triton XV, Lot: 325. Estimate $300.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (16mm, 3.08 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing plain necklace and pendant earring, her hair held by an ampyx; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, ΑΙΩΝ below, horse crouching r., preparing to roll. Herrmann p. 42 and pl. V, 18 (as “diobol”). Near EF, lightly toned and well struck, an excellent example of a coin that usually comes with weak metal and/or poorly struck.

Ex Giessener Münzhandlung 44 (3 April 1989) 282, hammer DM 4200.