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81000401

“Larissa Drives the Lane”

Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 401. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 460-440 BC. AR Obol (0.99 g, 3h). Horse standing right / The nymph Larissa advancing right, bouncing ball to right; all within incuse square. Hermann Group II, pl. I, 17; Liampi, Larissa 13-4 var. (rev. type left); Moustaka -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG München -; Pozzi 1210; W. Wroth, “Select Greek Coins in the British Museum” in NC 1905, p. 333 and pl. XIV, 19. Good VF. Very rare, and exceptional for issue.