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Triton XV, Lot: 333. Estimate $150.
Sold for $350. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Late 4th century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.07 g, 2h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., her hair held by an ampyx; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, Α[Ι]ΩΝ below, horse crouching r., preparing to roll. Herrmann p. 42 and pl. V, 17; see also Superior 17 June 1974, 185 for the same rev. die and the same hand for the obv. die. VF, toned, some peripheral roughness on the obv., the rev. marginally off centre, some leftovers of deposits above the horse, a small scratch on the horse’s hind quarters and some of the letters on the exergue not fully struck up.