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89000392

Larissa. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 392. Estimate $200.
Sold for $1200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(392.1) THESSALY, Larissa. Late 4th - early 3rd centuries BC. Æ Chalkous (16mm, 2.68 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa r., her hair rolled up around her head, wearing pendant earring; no border of dots visible / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, AΙΩΝ below, crouching horse l., about to roll. Rogers fig. 145 but this obv. of a different and more compact style. VF, pleasing even dark green patina, well centred and struck.

See BCD Euboia (Lanz 111, 25 November 2002) 499 and 505, two Histiaia bronzes with similarly styled obverses.

(392.2) THESSALY, Larissa. Late 4th - early 3rd centuries BC. Æ Chalkous (15mm, 1.93 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa r., her hair rolled up around and tied above her head, wearing pendant earring; no border of dots visible / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, AΙΩΝ below, crouching horse l., about to roll. Rogers 297 corr. and fig. 145 [Rogers’ description does not correspond to the photograph to which he refers where the letters below are AΙΩΝ, as on this coin]; see also Nomos 4, 1171.2 (obv. die from the same hand). VF, dark green patina, the obv. struck a little softly.


(392.3) THESSALY, Larissa. Late 4th - early 3rd centuries BC. Æ Chalkous (12.5mm, 1.99 g, 12h). Head of the nymph Larissa r., her hair rolled up around and tied above her head, wearing pendant earring and plain necklace; border of dots / [Λ]ΑΡΙ[Σ] above, [AΙ]Ω[Ν] below, crouching horse l., about to roll; A below its bent r. foreleg. This obv. style not in consulted references but similar to some Histiaian bronzes such as BCD Euboia 450 ff. Near VF, dark green patina; the exergue letters on the rev. softly struck.


(392.4) THESSALY, Larissa. Late 4th - early 3rd centuries BC. Æ Hemichalkon (12.5mm, 2.25 g, 7h). Head of the nymph Larissa l., her hair done in a bun at the back of her head; linear border / ΛΑΡΙΣ above, [AΙ]ΩΝ below, crouching horse r., about to roll, Δ in field r. Rogers 304; see also Nomos 4, 1171.3. Near Fine, green patina with minor roughness and pitting in the fields.