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Triton XV, Lot: 344. Estimate $100.
Sold for $650. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Late 4th - early 3rd century BC. AR Obol (10mm, 0.66 g, 8h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., with an ampyx in her hair / [Λ]ΑΡΙ[Σ] above, [Ν]ΩΙΑ below, horse with straight legs, grazing r., monogram under its belly. Unpublished and unknown. Unique (?) with this monogram. VF, original dark deposit toning with some rough spots on the obverse; the horse’s tail off flan on the reverse.

A late obol, contemporary to the hemidrachms with the same monogram (see lots 340 above and 385.4 below). Quite likely the last of the Larissa obols, probably struck in very small quantities and during the first quarter of the 3rd century BC.