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Sale: Triton VII, Lot: 187. Estimate $10000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 12 January 2004. 
Sold For $8000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. AR Didrachm (12.22 gm). Diademed head of the nymph Larissa, with flowing hair, facing slightly left, wearing necklace / LARI-S-[A]IO[N], muscular horse prancing right, wearing loose bridle bound near nape of neck. Lorber, Hoard phase L-III, 66; Hermann Group VII, pl. V, 1-2; SNG Copenhagen 119; SNG Lockett 1571; Jameson 1092. Lightly toned, superb EF, obverse well-centered and well-struck, in high relief, with an artistic and haighly detailed portrait, including a fully-detailed nose, so often missing on these issues. The die-engraver's masterwork, and a beautiful example of Classical Greek art. [See color enlargement on plate 6] ($10,000)