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Obolos 20

3 October 2021

Only known example

Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 2600 CHF
Lot 39

TROAS. Larissa. 4th century BC. Triobol (Silver, 12 mm, 1.96 g, 10 h). Head of nymph to right. Rev. ΛΑΡ-ΙΣ-ΑΙ Amphora within incuse square. Cf. Traité II 2064 (diobol). Cf. Winterthur 2767 (diobol). Unique. The only known example of this, the largest denomination struck by this mint. Roughness, otherwise, very fine.

From the Vineyard Collection, ex Classical Numismatic Group 63, 21 May 2003, 448.

There are only four published silver coins from Larissa in Troas, all of which are diobols (Imhoof-Blumer, "Antike Griechische Münzen", SNR 19 (1913), 87; Traité II 2064; Winterthur 2767; and Wroth, "Greek Coins acquired by the British Museum in 1901", NC 1902, 26). This unique coin is the largest silver coin known from the mint.

Online bidding closes: 3 Oct 2021, 15:19:30 CEST Current Date & Time: 21 Mar 2023, 21:57:49 CET Remaining Time: Closed Hammer Price:2600 CHF by MailBidder2339 (13 bids)
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