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Sale: CNG 73, Lot: 188. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 13 September 2006. 
Sold For $700. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa Kremaste. Circa 302-286 BC. Æ 17mm (5.21 g, 6h). Head of Achilles left / Thetis seated left on hippocamp, holding shield of Achilles with AX (=Achilles) monogram; uncertain symbol to left. Cf. Rogers 313-314; SNG Copenhagen 151 var. (no symbol). Good VF, dark green patina. Very rare.

Ex K.L. Chapman Collection, purchased from Seaby, May 1958, for 15/-.

Larissa Kremaste was believed to have formed part of the dominions of Achilles, and this coin honors the ancient king and his mother, Thetis.