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Triton XV, Lot: 339. Estimate $150.
Sold for $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Late 4th - early 3rd century BC. AR Hemidrachm (15.5mm, 2.29 g, 6h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing torque-like necklace, her hair held by an ampyx; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, ΑΙΩΝ below, horse crouching r., preparing to roll, small Ξ (with a die break that makes it look like a Ζ) below the horse’s belly. Herrmann p. 42 and pl. V, 15 var., corr. [on Herrmann’s illustration the second part of the rev. legend reads ИΩΙΑ and not ΑΙΩΝ as on this coin; also, he calls it a diobol]. Good VF, attractively toned with orange and pink hues around the devices, a pleasing and well struck coin. From the Westminster School collection.

Ex Sotheby’s 26 May 1976, (Westminster) 67, hammer £ 380.