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89000394

Larissa. Lot of 4 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 394. Estimate $200.
Sold for $600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Lot of 4 coins.

(394.1) THESSALY, Larissa. 3rd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (19.5mm, 8.07 g, 7h). Head of the nymph Larissa r., behind, monogram, countermark, spiked helmet / [ΛΑ]-ΡΙ above, [Σ]ΑΙΩ[Ν] below, armoured horseman wearing spiked helmet and holding lance horizontally, galloping r., behind him, star. Rogers 309, fig. 153; see also Nomos 4, 1172.1 (same obv. die). VF, reddish brown patina; countermark is VF.


(394.2) THESSALY, Larissa. 2nd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (20mm, 6.28 g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo r. / ΛΑΡΙΣΑ[Ι] l. up, ΩΝ r. down, Artemis, with boots and short chiton, standing r., holding bow with her outstretched l. hand and drawing an arrow from her quiver with her r., to r., monogram. See Nomos 4, 1173. Fine, uneven coloured patina: obv. reddish brown and green, rev. bright green and attractive.

The 2nd century date for this type is based on Apollo’s similarity with the Apollo obverses of the Thessalian League.

(394.3) THESSALY, Larissa. 2nd century BC. Æ Tetrachalkon (19.5mm, 8.14 g, 1h). Laureate head of Apollo r. / ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙ l. up, ΩΝ r. down, Artemis, with boots and short chiton, standing r., holding bow with her outstretched l. hand and drawing an arrow from her quiver with her r., to r., monogram. Rogers 306, fig. 151. Fine, medium brown patina with a couple of rough areas.


(394.4) THESSALY, Larissa. 2nd century BC. Æ Dichalkon (14mm, 4.01 g, 2h). Head of the nymph Larissa r., behind, monogram / [Λ]ΑΡΙΣΑ[Ι] l. up, Ω[Ν] r. down, Apollo, naked, standing r. and discharging arrow with his bow; to r., monogram. See J. Hirsch XXV (29 November 1909) Philipsen, 651; see also Nomos 4, 1174.2 corr. [the monogram to the r. on the rev. is not mentioned in the text]. VF, dark green patina with some lighter brown overtones; edge die flaw on rev. at 3 o’clock.