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89000370

Larissa. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 370. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 3 coins.

(370.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.00 g, 9h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys flying in the air behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping l., below, his petasos falling towards the ground line; all within a dotted circle / ΛΑΡΙ above, Σ-Α-ΙΟИ below retrograde, bridled horse with trailing rein r., all in a shallow incuse square with rounded edges. SNG Cop. 101 (same dies); see also Kricheldorf 28 May 1956, 1000 and Nomos 4, 1125 (both from the same dies). Good VF, toned, part of the horse’s head off flan.

Ex Münzen und Medaillen 61 (7 October 1982) 107, hammer CHF 2400; M+M FPL 182 (August 1958) 6.


(370.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.01 g, 10h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys flying in the air behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping l., below, his petasos falling towards the ground line; all within a dotted circle / ΛΑΡΙ-ΣΑΙΑ in two lines above, bridled horse pacing l. on ground line, all in a shallow incuse circle. Herrmann p. 24, group III L, pl. IV, 3; see also CNG e-sale 170 (8 August 2007) 44 (same type but different rev. die). VF, has been cleaned and now beginning to tone; weakly struck, especially on the obverse.

At the time Herrmann wrote his article, he thought that the coin of this type was unique; he knew just one specimen, in Berlin. The interest of this coin lies in that its inscription clearly refers to the actual coin itself and not to the issuing authority: ΛAPIΣAIA (ΔPAXMH) instead of ΛAPIΣAIΩN; ‘Larisseian (drachm)’ instead of ‘of the Larisseians’.

(370.3) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.08 g, 1h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys flying in the air behind him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull leaping l., all within a dotted circle / ΛΑΡΙ above, Σ to r., ΙΑ below, bridled horse with trailing rein r., no ground line, all in a shallow circular field. SNG München 45 (same obv. die). VF, lightly toned; obverse weakly struck (usual for this die).

Ex NFA Summer Buy or Bid sale (9 September 1993) 117, hammer $500.