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89000379

Larissa. Lot of 6 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 379. Estimate $750.
Sold for $3000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 6 coins.

(379.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.08 g, 5h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., all within border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on solid exergue line. Lorber, Early, 9.-. Near VF, lightly toned; graffiti NI or ΛΙ in monogram form, sideways and below horse’s belly.


(379.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 6.05 g, 6h). Γ[ΕΥ] on hair band, head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing pendant earring with a bead and plain necklace; her r. shoulder with a garment clasp showing to the viewer’s l., border of dots / [ΛΑ]ΡΙΣΑΙ below the exergue line, ΑΙ in small letters below the horse’s belly, horse crouching r. preparing to roll. Lorber, Early, 18.1 (these dies). VF, toned, the rev. unevenly so; die flaw on the rev. extends from the small letters below the horse’s belly diagonally r. down.


(379.3) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.96 g, 4h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., her neckline in the form of a V-shaped double band necklace with central medallion and a bead hanging from it to match her earrings; all in a border of dots / [ΛΑΡΙΣAI] above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on ground line. Lorber, Early, -.- (obv. die not in Lorber, Early but similar to die 25; rev. die is the same as 24.1 and 25.1); see also J. Hirsch XVI (6 December 1906) 396 (same dies). VF, lightly toned; rev. with roughness in the fields, a shallow cut under the horse’s belly and the head and neck of the horse almost off flan; the obverse well struck and very attractive.


(379.4) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.90 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly l. (almost frontal), wearing necklace with multiple pendant elements; all in a border of dots / [ΛΑΡΙΣA] above, horse with straight legs grazing l. on ground line, grass under its nose. Lorber, Early, 34.1 (these dies). Fine, lightly toned; horse’s tail off flan.


(379.5) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.76 g, 6h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l. wearing plain necklace; all in a border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣA above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on ground line. Lorber, Early, -.- [dies not in Lorber, Early but obv. could be head type 29; the nearest reverse seems to be 91.3(b)]. VF, toned; some unevenness in the metal surfaces, with rough and smooth areas alternating; obverse partly flat struck at the top, the horse’s head practically off flan.


(379.6) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.98 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r. wearing necklace with a central bead; all within a border of dots / [ΛΑΡΙ] above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line. Lorber, Early, -.- [dies not in Lorber, Early but head is type 19a; reverse is similar to 46.1(b)]. VF, nice smooth surfaces and toning but flan too short to fully enclose the obverse; small scratch below horse, rev. off centre.