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Thessaly, Larissa Stater - Withdrawn Fake

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Thessaly, Larissa Stater - Withdrawn Fake

THESSALY, Larissa. Circa 356-342 BC. AR Stater (12.42 g, 12h). Diademed head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace / LARI-SAIWN, muscular horse prancing right, wearing loose bridle bound near nape of neck. Lorber, Hoard, phase L-III, 64-68 var. (orientation of ethnic); Herrmann Group VII, pl. V, 1; SNG Copenhagen 119 var. (same); McClean 4611; Weber 2848; Dewing 1397. EF, dark iridescent toning, minor flatness at top of hair. Well struck on a magnificent broad flan.

Withdrawn by CNG as high-end fake.


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