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Sale: Nomos 7, Lot: 69. Estimate CHF2500. 
Closing Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2013. 
Sold For CHF2000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Mid to late 4th century BC. Drachm (Silver, 6.10 g 6). Head of the nymph Larissa three-quarters facing, turned slightly to left, wearing ampyx, pendant earring and simple ring necklace. Rev. ΛΑΡΙΣ - ΑΙΩΝ Horse crouching right, preparing to roll over. BCD, Triton XV, 318 ff. Nicely toned. A well-struck, well-centered and attractive example. Extremely fine.

From the Spina Collection, acquired from E. J. Waddell in December 2000.

The late facing head silver issues of Larissa are among the most consistently attractive mass issues struck in ancient Greece. They were undoubtedly used to help finance the activities of Philip II.