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89000371

Larissa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 371. Estimate $400.
Sold for $1000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(371.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.96 g, 9h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys flying in the air above him and petasos just visible behind his head, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull he has wrestled nearly down to the ground, all within a circle of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, Σ to r., ΙΑ below, bridled horse with trailing rein r., no ground line, all in a shallow circular field. See Sotheby 24 March 1971, 243 and Hess - Leu [11] (24 March 1959) 177 (both from the same dies); see also Nomos 4, 1127 (same obv. die). Near VF, lightly toned, scratches in obv. field.


(371.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.93 g, 9h). Thessalos to l., naked but for chlamys and petasos flying in the air above him, holding a band with both hands around the forehead of a bull he has wrestled nearly down to the ground, all within a circle of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, [Σ] to r., [Ι]Α below, bridled horse with trailing rein r., no ground line, all in a shallow incuse square. See Lorber, Thessalian, pl. 43, 57 (same dies); see also Nomos 4, 1127 (different dies). VF, lightly toned; die break on rev. above letters.