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    Rare, Pedigreed Larissa

    Larissa. Ca. 385-365 BC. AR drachm (22mm, 6.13 gm, 6h).  Head of nymph Larissa facing, turned slightly to the left, wearing ampyx, earring and simple necklace / Horse grazing to right, with straight legs; below, bucranium; ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ in exergue. Lorber, Middle. Series 2. Type B, O5/R1a (this coin). Very rare variety. A lovely coin, well struck in good metal, toned and of fine style. Choice Extremely Fine.

    Ex BCD Collection (Nomos, 10 May 2011), lot 1150 (CHF 9,500). Ex Leu 22 (8 May 1979), 88 (CHF 6600).

    This rare and lovely piece is notable for the unusual symbol of a facing bucranium below the horse and the full city ethnic written out below the exergual line.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2013
    6th-7th Sunday-Monday
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