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Triton XXI, Lot: 408. Estimate $7500.
Sold for $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. AR Stater (23mm, 12.24 g, 1h). Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing necklace / Bridled horse prancing right; ΛAPI-ΣAIΩN above and below. L-S Type 2, Series B, dies O11’/R4, a = BCD Thessaly II 305 = Bement 918 (this coin); McClean 4611 (same obv. die); Nanteuil 843 = Weber 2848 (same obv. die). Near EF, superb old cabinet toning, a die break on obverse, small scratch in field on reverse.

From the J. L. Gomer Collection. Ex Triton XVII (7 January 2014), lot 196; BCD Collection (Triton XV, 3 January 2012), lot 305; Ars Classica XIV (2 July 1929), lot 236; Clarence S. Bement Collection (Naville VI, 28 January 1924), lot 918.