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89000378

Larissa. Lot of 6 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 378. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 6 coins.

(378.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 5.12 g, 12h). Head of nymph Larissa l., wearing pendant earring and necklace; border of dots (hardly showing) / ΛΑΡΙ l. up, laureate bust of Asklepios to r., in front, head of snake l., facing him. McClean 4633, pl. 174, 2. Near VF, yellowish brown patina; several knocks and bruises, mostly on the obverse. From the collection of Professor Peter R. Franke.

Acquired from Professor Franke, May 1979, for DM 120.


(378.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 3.33 g, 6h). Head of nymph Larissa l., wearing pendant earring and beaded necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ l. up, laureate head of Asklepios to r., snake rising to r. in front of him. Rogers 305, fig. 149; McClean 4633, pl. 174, 2. Good VF, green patina, a couple of marks on the obverse but an attractive coin, struck on a generous flan with an artistic head of Asklepios.


(378.3) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 4.20 g, 2h). Head of nymph Larissa l., wearing pendant earring and necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡ[Ι] l. up, ΣΑ r. down, laureate bust of Asklepios to r., snake rising to r. in front of him. Rogers 305 var. [head instead of bust on the reverse]. VF, nice green patina, a bump on the nymph’s cheek but an interesting reverse die variety.

The reverse die seems to depict the bust of Asklepios on a pedestal; the die cutter’s model for his work ?

(378.4) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 4.21 g, 5h). Head of nymph Larissa l., wearing pendant earring and necklace; border of dots / [Λ]ΑΡΙ l. up, ΣΑ r. down, laureate bust of Asklepios to r., snake rising to r. in front of him. Rogers 305, fig. 150 var. [head instead of bust on the reverse]. Good VF, dark brown patina, a little rough in the fields; rough spot on Asklepios’ neck; both sides off centre, the reverse only marginally.


(378.5) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (17mm, 3.86 g, 8h). Head of nymph Larissa l., wearing pendant earring; linear border / ΛΑΡΙ l. up, ΣΑΙ r. down, laureate head of Asklepios to r., snake rising to r. in front of him. Rogers 305, fig. 150; SNG Cop. 146. Good VF, green patina with a patch of obverse roughness but a well struck and unusually compact Asklepios portrait on the reverse.


(378.6) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. Æ Dichalkon (16mm, 4.29 g, 12h). Head of nymph Larissa l., wearing pendant earring / ΛΑΡΙ l. up, laureate bust of Asklepios to r., snake rising to r. in front of him. Rogers 305, fig. 149. Good VF, dark olive green and reddish brown patina, the obverse field has been smoothed but a fine portrait of Asklepios, by the same hand that cut the reverse die in Nomos 4, 1164.