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89000377

Larissa. Lot of 2 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 377. Estimate $750.
Sold for $7000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 2 coins.

(377.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.88 g, 11h). ΛΑΡΙΣΑ in field l. up, in minuscule letters, head of the nymph Larissa l. wearing triple pendant earring, her hair rolled and tied at the top of her head, border of dots / ΛΑΡ above, [Ι] top r., ΣΑ r. down, Ι vertical below r., [Ω]Ν l. up, bridled horse trotting r., tail in a curl and upright. Lorber, Thessalian, p. 129, pl. 45, 100 (same dies); see also Triton XII (5 January 2010) 1132 (same dies). VF, toned; obv. slightly off centre; rev. with a suspicion of a die flaw - could be a soft strike - developing in the centre; faint scratches on horse’s body, its head crowded at the edge of the flan.


(377.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 6.10 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa l. wearing pearl necklace and triple pendant earring, her hair bound and tied at the top of her head, border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, ΣΑΙ r. down, [ΩΝ] l. up, bridled horse trotting r., [tail in a curl and upright, not visible here]. Nomos 4, 1134 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned, with a hairline flan crack at 12 o’clock and a die flaw above the head on the obverse, the reverse slightly off centre and double struck but a sharply stuck coin and an impressive portrait, probably the second known of this obverse die.