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89000358

Larissa. Lot of 10 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 358. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3750. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 10 coins.

(358.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 5th century BC. AR Obol (12mm, 0.88 g, 6h). Horse walking r., above, lion’s head r., all in dotted circle / Λ-Α above, RI to r. downwards, the nymph Larissa standing r. and balancing one-handled hydria on her raised left knee; behind her, fountain spout in the form of a lion’s head r. from which pours water; all in shallow incuse square. Pozzi (Boutin) 2759. VF, toned with nice metal, small scratch on the obv. at 3 o’clock; lion spout on reverse slightly double-struck.


(358.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 5th century BC. AR Obol (11mm, 0.99 g, 9h). Horse standing r. on ground line, border of dots / Λ-Α to l. and r. above, the nymph Larissa advancing r. and bouncing ball on ground; all in incuse square. Traité IV, 654, pl. CCXCVI, 11 (same obv. die); see also CNG 81 (20 May 2009) 401 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, an ancient dig on the nymph’s r. thigh.


(358.3) THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 5th century BC. AR Obol (12mm, 1.00 g, 3h). Horse walking r., border of dots / Λ l. up, Α above r., R-Ι r. down, the nymph Larissa striding to l., bouncing a ball off the ground with her r., all in incuse square. Herrmann p. 10, group II b, pl. I, 16 (same obv. die). VF, toned; die flaws on the obv. above horse’s head and behind its back and on the rev. above the nymph’s head; obv. flan striking split at 10 o’clock; the ball on the rev. is double struck.


(358.4) THESSALY, Larissa. Late 5th century BC. AR Obol (12mm, 1.05 g, 3h). Horse pacing r. on ground line on which grows a plant; above, star with eight rays; all in a circle of dots / Α-Λ above, ΡΙ l. down retrograde, the nymph Larissa striding to l., bouncing a ball off the ground with her r., all in incuse square. Traité IV, 681, pl. CCXCVII, 14 (same dies) corr. [Babelon does not mention the plant below the horse because it cannot be seen due to his specimen being pierced at that point]. Good VF, lightly toned with small obverse die flaws; double struck on the reverse, minor granularity.


(358.5) THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Obol (13.5mm, 0.85 g, 6h). ΣΟ above (hardly visible), horse pacing l. on ground line, circle of dots / Λ-Α above, Ρ and Ι below, sideways, the nymph Larissa running l., bouncing ball on the ground. Herrmann p. 21, group III a, pl. II, 17 (same reverse die). Near VF, toned, slightly granular surfaces.

Ex Claude Burgan MBS (11 January 1986) 21, hammer FF 2150.


(358.6) THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Obol (11.5mm, 0.87 g, 12h). Ρ above, Ι below, the Ρ reversed, horse prancing l. on ground line, border of dots / Λ-Α above, Ρ and Ι below, the Ρ lower than the Ι, the nymph Larissa running l., bouncing ball on the ground. Winterthur 1693 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, surfaces slightly rough.

What may initially be taken as a reversed R above on the obverse, is more likely a reversed Ρ with a small linear die flaw curving away from the body of the letter.

(358.7) THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Obol (13mm, 1.00 g, 6h). ΤΟ below, horse prancing l., border of dots / Α-Λ above, Ρ and Ι below, sideways, the nymph Larissa running l., bouncing ball on the ground. Herrmann p. 21, group III a, pl. II, 17 var. [horse walking, no letters below]. VF, has been cleaned, slightly grainy surfaces.


(358.8) THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Obol (12mm, 0.92 g, 6h). οΤ above, horse pacing r., border of dots / Λ-Α to l. and r. above, Ρ l. down, reversed, the nymph Larissa running l., holding small ball in her l. and bouncing big one on the ground with her right. De Luynes 1839 (same rev. die). VF, slightly unevenly toned; some roughness around the obv. edges and the lower part of the reverse.


(358.9) THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Obol (12mm, 0.91 g, 6h). ΣΟ above, horse pacing l. on ground line, all in a circle of dots / [ΛΑΡΙ𐌔] r. down, the 𐌔 reversed, Α below to l., Ι sideways above it, the nymph Larissa standing on ground line facing, her head r., in her raised r. she holds a wreath and in her lowered l. a ball; all in incuse square with softened contours. VF, lightly toned with a few scratches on the obverse, a rare type.

Same rev. die as lot 364.1 below.

(358.10) THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Obol (11.5mm, 0.79 g, 11h). Horse pacing r. on ground line, border of dots / ΛΑ l. up., Ρ-ΙΣ above, ΑΙΟ[Ν] r. down, the nymph Larissa standing facing, head l., bouncing a ball with her r., her l. on her waist; all in shallow incuse square with softened contours. Imhoof-Blumer, Nymphen, p. 69, 188 and pl. V, 20 (different reverse die). Near VF, toned with granular surfaces.