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Larissa. Lot of 23 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 380. Estimate $2500.
Sold for $10000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 23 coins.

(380.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.21 g, 6h). ΣΙΜΟ above in very small letters, head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., all within a border of dots / [Λ]ΑΡΙ, horse with straight legs grazing r. on solid ground line. Lorber, Early, 5.-. Near VF, lightly toned on slightly elongated flan, the obverse not perfectly centred and with a small die flaw to l. of nose; the rev. with two minor metal faults below the exergue line and the muzzle of the horse off flan.

Ex CNA V (9 December 1988) 96, hammer $475.


(380.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.06 g, 4h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., all within a border of dots / ΛΑΡ only visible above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on partly single and partly double ground line. Lorber, Early, 6.-. Fine, toned, the obv. with a die flaw on the forehead and hair of the nymph and another to the l. of her mouth.


(380.3) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.01 g, 9h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing necklace with central bead; all within a border of dots / ΛΑ only visible above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on thin ground line. Lorber, Early, 8.-. See NFA list 41, 9. Fine, black deposit on obv. around the mouth and nose area; on rev. the rear and top of the horse are double struck. A very rare obverse die.


(380.4) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.10 g, 9h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r. within a border of dots / [ΛΑΡΙΣΑ] above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on ground line. Lorber, Early, 24.1 (these dies). Fine, corrosion deposits covering surfaces; no letters showing on rev., horse’s head off flan.

Unfortunately no better specimen of obverse 24 ever became available to this writer.

(380.5) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.12 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing plain necklace; all within a border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣΑI above circular, horse with straight legs grazing l. on ground line. Lorber, Early, 32.-. Good Fine, toned; some corrosion on high points of obv., muzzle, part of tail and part of hind r. leg of horse off flan; die flaw on ground line between the horse’s forelegs.


(380.6) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.87 g, 5h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing plain necklace; all within a border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ[ΑIA] above circular, horse with straight legs grazing r. on ground line. Lorber, Early, 37.1 (these dies). VF, toned; the beginning of die flaws on the nymph’s r. cheek and below her chin; horse on reverse is off centre.


(380.7) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 6.02 g, 6h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing plain necklace; all within a border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs grazing l. on ground line. Lorber, Early, 38.3 (this coin). Fine, lightly toned; die break on nymph’s cheek is now obvious; horse’s head partly off flan on reverse.


(380.8) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.80 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing plain necklace; all within a border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line. Lorber, Early, 47.- [rev. die actually is that of Lorber, Early, 53.1]. VF, light toning; minor metal flaw on the nymph’s l. cheek and small die flaw above r. on the dotted border; rev. struck on a tight flan with a small part of the horse’s head off flan.


(380.9) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 5.88 g, 9h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line. Lorber, Early, -.- [obv. similar to 48 and rev. somewhat similar to 54.1]. Near VF, has been cleaned, bright; edge striking split at obv. 7 o’clock; rev. on a tight flan with almost the entire horse’s head off flan.


(380.10) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.09 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., border of dots / ΛΑΡ only visible above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line; under its belly graffiti AΛ sideways, reading downwards. Lorber, Early, -.- [obverse is head type 19b]. VF, lightly toned and struck on a tight flan, the horse’s head on rev. is mostly off flan.


(380.11) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.92 g, 3h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., border of dots / [ΛΑΡI] above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line. Lorber, Early, 52.1 (these dies). VF, darkly toned, the reverse unevenly so and off centre.

Gift from Italo Vecchi, October 1984.


(380.12) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 5.88 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing necklace with central drop; border of dots / ΛΑΡI above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line. Lorber, Early, 52.-. Near VF, very lightly toned; obv. die flaw on mouth and chin; rev. horse’s head outside flan.


(380.13) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 5.54 g, 10h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., border of dots / [Λ]ΑΡI above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line, graffito 𐌢 under its belly. Lorber1992, -.- [obv. die is close to 52 and rev. close to 54.1]. Fine, toned; obv. scattered pitting and some flatness towards 6 o’clock; rev. horse’s tail is off flan.


(380.14) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 5.79 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing simple torque necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡI above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on solid ground line. Lorber, Early, 53.1 (these dies). Near VF, toned on a slightly elongated flan; on obv. gouge on nose and eye area; on rev. the horse’s tail is off flan and there is faint double striking on its neck and head.


(380.15) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 5.86 g, 3h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing necklace in the shape of an open V, with central drop as an ornament; border of dots / ΛΑΡI above, horse with straight legs grazing r. on dotted ground line. Lorber, Early, -.- [60 is the closest obverse]. Near VF, toned; the obv. quite grainy but uniformely so; the rev. just evenly and lightly porous, the hind l. leg of the horse partly off flan.


(380.16) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 5.59 g, 3h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing necklace with central pellet that continues to form a circular line around the nymph’s head; all within border of dots / ΛΑΡ[Ι] above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on dotted exergue line. Lorber, Early, -.- [60 is the closest obv. die; rev. die is 60.1]. Near VF, dark old collection toning; rev. on a tight flan with half of the horse’s head off flan.

Acquired from Herbert Kreindler, December 1982, for $450; ex G. Hirsch 31 (28 May 1962) 110.


(380.17) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.67 g, 8h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., a linear circle appears to have been engraved just on the inside of the border of dots / [ΛΑΡΙ] above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on dotted exergue line. Lorber, Early, 61.- [the rev. is close to 62.2]. Fine, very lightly toned with a darker area to the r. of the reverse; porous surfaces and a small die flaw under the nymph’s l. eye; the horse’s back is lightly double struck and its head mostly off flan.


(380.18) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 5.79 g, 9h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., border of dots (not visible here) / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on dotted exergue line. Lorber, Early, 65.- [the rev. could be 65.2]. Near Fine, toned; porous surfaces and an edge chip on the obv. at 5 to 6 o’clock.


(380.19) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 6.06 g, 2h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing necklace that shows as an open V with central medallion in the middle; a linear circle appears to have been engraved just on the inside of the border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on a solid exergue line. Lorber, Early, 66.- [rev. die not illustrated in Lorber, Early]. Near VF, somewhat unevenly toned, surfaces generally porous with some corrosion spots below the exergue line on the reverse; scrape on the face of the nymph, obv. die breaking up at 4 to 5 o’clock and horse’s head partly off flan on the reverse.


(380.20) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (18.5mm, 5.49 g, 4h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing simple necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on a solid exergue line. Lorber, Early, 68.- [rev. die is 69.1]. Near VF, toned; with surface roughness and corroded areas.


(380.21) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (20mm, 5.99 g, 7h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing r., wearing necklace in the shape of an open V with a central drop that also serves as the neckline; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on a dotted exergue line. Lorber, Early, -.- [obv. die close to 72; rev. very close to 71.1 and could also be this die]. Near VF, light toning; both sides a little off centre and a die flaw on the nymph’s chin.


(380.22) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 5.88 g, 3h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on a solid exergue line. Lorber, Early, -.- [obv. die close to 79; rev. could be 79.2 - but see note below]. Good Fine, lightly toned; both sides a little off centre on a small, thick flan.

The tiny die flaw behind the l. front hoof is not visible in the photo of 79.2(a); also, the letters have slightly different forms and positions.

(380.23) THESSALY, Larissa. Early to mid 4th century BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 6.10 g, 6h). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarter facing l., wearing plain necklace; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙΣA above, horse with straight legs feeding r. on a solid exergue line. Lorber, Early, 84.1 (these dies). Fine, lightly toned; the obv. a little off centre and weakly struck; the rev. partly flat struck and with a bump on the horse’s hind quarters.