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THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 405/0-370 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 6.18 g, 9h). Obverse die signed by Geu–. Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx [inscribed ΓEY], earring, garment clasp on her right shoulder, and necklace; [tiny IA above head] / ΛAPIΣAI, Horse standing right, trailing rein, preparing to lie down; AI below belly. L-S group 3, head type 14, dies O31/(R1 for O33) [rev. die unlisted for O31]; BCD Thessaly II 205 (same obv. die); HGC 4, 434. VF, toned, scattered surface marks. Struck from an attractive (and signed) obverse die.

Ex BCD Collection; Sotheby’s (9 December 1993), lot 123 (part of).

The Sotheby’s sale featured the stock of the Los Angeles firm Numismatic Fine Arts. The coin is possibly from the ‘1989 Unknown Findspot Hoard’ (CH IX, 65), which was handled by NFA.