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Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 411. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 May 2009. 
Sold For $800. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

THESSALY, Larissa Krémasté. Mid 4th century BC. Æ 17mm (4.09 g, 10h). Head of Achilles left / Thetis seated left on hippocamp, holding shield of Achilles with AX (=Achilles) monogram; uncertain symbol to left. Rogers 313-4 var. (symbol on rev.); Moustaka 152; SNG Copenhagen 151 var. (no symbol). VF, dark green-brown patina. Very rare.

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