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Larissa. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 360. Estimate $300.
Sold for $1100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(360.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Last quarter of 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (14mm, 1.29 g, 2h). ΣΟ below downwards, horseman, wearing petasos and chlamys, walking l. and holding two spears; border of dots / Ρ-ΑΛ above, the Ρ retrograde, ΙΣΑ l. down retrograde , the nymph Larissa, seated to r. on a chair, the back of which terminates in a swan’s head, her r. hand raised and holding a ball, her l. holds a hoop below; all in a shallow incuse square with rounded edges. BMC p. 26, 22, pl. IV, 14 (same dies). Near VF, lightly toned, surfaces with some porosity around the edges.

Ex G. Hirsch 162 (8 May 1989) 183, hammer DM 325.


(360.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Last quarter of 5th century BC. AR Trihemiobol (13.5mm, 1.45 g, 11h). ΟΣ above, the Σ reversed, horseman, wearing petasos and chlamys, walking l. and holding two spears; border of dots / Ρ-ΑΛ above, the Ρ retrograde, ΙΣΑ l. down retrograde , the nymph Larissa, seated to r. on a chair, the back of which terminates in a swan’s head, her r. hand raised and holding a ball, her l. holds a hoop below; all in a shallow incuse square with rounded edges. Herrmann p. 21, group III a, pl. II, 14; De Nanteuil 839 (same dies). VF, lightly toned, surfaces a little porous.


(360.3) THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 400 BC. AR Trihemiobol (15mm, 1.38 g, 10h). ΟΠ below, horseman, wearing petasos and chlamys, prancing r. on ground line and holding two spears; border of dots / ΛΑ above, Ρ r. down, Ι to l., the nymph Larissa, seated to r. on a chair, the back of which terminates in a swan’s head, her r. hand raised and throwing a ball, her l. holds a hoop below; all in a shallow incuse square with rounded edges. Herrmann p. 22, group III b, pl. III, 6 (same dies). Near VF, has been cleaned, some porosity to r. on rev., otherwise good metal and bright; rare variety of fine style.