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Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I

Lot nuber 236

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 380-370 BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 6.08 g, 11h).


Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I
Lot: 236.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

Greek, Silver

Sold For $ 5 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 380-370 BC. AR Drachm (19.5mm, 6.08 g, 11h). Head of the nymph Larissa left, in the style of Euainetos, wearing triple-pendant earring and pearl necklace / Bridled horse prancing right; ΛAPI-ΣAI-ΩN around. Lorber, Thessalian 100; BCD Thessaly II 184 (this coin); HGC 4, 448. Toned, with a light iridescence around the devices, tiny metal flaw on obverse, minor double strike on reverse. EF. Fine style, with a portrait clearly influenced by the Arethousa heads of the master Euainetos at Syracuse. Very rare.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Ambrose Collection (Roma XII, 29 September 2016), lot 125; BCD Collection (Triton XV, 3 January 2012), lot 184.


The final winners of all Triton XXIII lots will be determined at the live public sale that will be held on 14-15 January 2020. Triton XXIII – Session One – Greek Coinage Part I will be held Tuesday morning, 14 January 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and in person at the public auction, 22.50% for all others.