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89000395

Larissa. Lot of 3 coins.

Triton XV, Lot: 395. Estimate $125.
Sold for $100. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

The date given to the three coins of this lot is arbitrary. It is quite possible that they are 4th century issues and that their poor style and amateurish artwork is simply a sign of a novice or unskilled die cutter.

Lot of 3 coins.

(395.1) THESSALY, Larissa. 3rd or 2nd centuries BC. Æ Dichalkon (15mm, 2.60 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa l. wearing pendant earring, her hair rolled up and gathered in a bun at the back of her head; border of dots / ΛΑΡ[Ι] below, ΣΑΙΩ[Ν] above, crouching horse r., about to roll. Rogers 300, fig. 147. Fine, green patina, the obverse partly softly struck.


(395.2) THESSALY, Larissa. 3rd or 2nd centuries BC. Æ Dichalkon (14.5mm, 1.70 g, 5h). Head of the nymph Larissa r. wearing pendant earring, her hair rolled up and gathered in a bun at the back of her head; border of dots / ΛΑ[ΡΙ] below, [ΣΑΙΩΝ] above, crouching horse l., about to roll. Not in consulted reference literature. Fine, green patina; double stuck on rev.

The obverse style is comparable to some Histiaia silver from the second century BC (see BCD Euboia 377 and 406)

(395.3) THESSALY, Larissa. 3rd or 2nd centuries BC. Æ Dichalkon (15.5mm, 2.76 g, 8h). Head of the nymph Larissa l. wearing pendant earring, her hair rolled up around her head; border of dots / ΛΑΡΙ above, [ΣΑΙΩΝ] below, crouching horse l., about to roll. Not in consulted reference literature. Near Fine, green patina with some peripheral exfoliation; also on a couple of small areas on the obverse.

There is a sideways S mark - or something that looks like it - to the left of the inscription above the horse; it does not look like a die break but what else could it be?