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CNG 91, Lot: 167. Estimate $500.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 405/0-370 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.11 g, 1h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right; hair in ampyx / Horse grazing right. L-S Group 3, head type 17, dies O55/R1, sp. a = Lorber, Early 26.1(a) (this coin); BCD Thessaly II 215 (same dies). EF, attractively toned, light graffiti and small die break in field on reverse.

Ex Athena Fund (Sotheby's Zurich, 27 October 1993), lot 482; Numismatic Fine Arts FPL 41 (June 1992), no. 20; 1989 Unknown Findspot hoard (CH IX, 65).