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89000359

Larissa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 359. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(359.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Third quarter of 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.37 g, 9h). Horseman, wearing petasos and chlamys, walking r. on ground line on which grows plant, holding two spears; border of dots / Λ and Α to l. and r. above, RΙ𐌔 r. downwards, the nymph Larissa, seated to r. on a chair, the back of which terminates in a swan’s head, her l. hand raised and holding a mirror at which she is looking, her r. hand holding phiale; inverted Α below the chair; all in shallow incuse square. Near VF, very lightly toned, surfaces slightly granular, small scratch on obverse and a couple of light scuffs on both sides, lightly double struck on the l. part of the reverse, a very rare type with elegant artwork.

Acquired from Leu, March 1990, CHF 750.


(359.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Last quarter of 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (12mm, 1.31 g, 12h). Horseman, wearing petasos and chlamys, walking r. on ground line holding two spears, dolphin r. below his horse; border of dots / ΛΑ above r., ΡΙ𐌔 r. downwards, the P and the 𐌔 retrograde and upside down, the nymph Larissa, seated to r. on a chair, the back of which terminates in a swan’s head, her l. hand raised and holding a mirror at which she is looking, her r. hand holding phiale; Α below the chair; all in a shallow incuse square with rounded edges. De Luynes 1835 corr. [trihemiobol and not diobol, the dolphin on the obverse is now certain]. Near VF, very lightly toned, granular surfaces, very rare type of refined style.