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89000367

Larissa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 367. Estimate $300.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(367.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.91 g, 4h). Thessalos to r., naked but for chlamys over his shoulders and petasos hanging from a cord around his neck, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping r., border of dots / ΛΑ above, ΡΙΣ retrograde below, bridled horse with loose rein prancing r., all in an incuse square. Dewing 1386 (same dies); Traité IV, 655, pl. CCXCVI, 12 (same rev. die). VF, lightly toned, some edge corrosion on reverse at 1 o’clock.


(367.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.97 g, 12h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys over his shoulders and petasos hanging from a cord around his neck, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping l. over a shrub; border of dots / ΛΑ above, ΡΙΣΑ retrograde below, bridled horse with loose rein prancing r., all in an incuse square. See Obolos 7, p. 20 (plate 1) 9 (this coin); see also Naville - Ars Classica XIV (2 July 1929) 235 (same dies). VF, toned with some edge striking flatness at 5 to 6 o’clock on obverse and some edge deposits at 11 o’clock on reverse. Very rare obverse die, missing from all major reference literature.

Ex NFA Summer Buy or Bid sale (9 September 1993) 103, hammer $425.