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Author Topic: Larissian Obol COTD  (Read 110 times)

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Offline Tracy Aiello

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Larissian Obol COTD
« on: July 11, 2021, 02:23:27 pm »
I’m not sure if this qualifies as a COTD, but I’m going to give it a shot.

I was delighted to be fortunate enough to bring this Larissian obol into my collection, a coin once owned by BCD. To me it’s condition is remarkable; in hand it is simply wonderful.

Obv: horse prancing r.
Rev: Λ - Α (lower l. corner, upper r. corner) Larissa walking l. wearing Chiton, l. hand lowered behind her and bouncing a ball in front of her with raised r. Hand.
Silver obol; Larissa; c. 460 - 440 BC; .99g; 10mm: 180º; Imhoof-Blumer Nymphen: p. 69 no. 186 pl. V no. 18; Herrmann Group II b 𝛃 pl. I 16; BCD Thessaly I 1111 (this coin).


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Re: Larissian Obol COTD
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2021, 03:14:59 pm »
Great coin  +++

 Congratulation  :) ;)

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Re: Larissian Obol COTD
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2021, 07:29:27 pm »
I don't think I have had that type yet. Nice coin.
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Re: Larissian Obol COTD
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2021, 07:36:16 pm »
Thank you Quadrans and Joe. I am really smitten with the quaint, archaic representation of Larissa on this coin, as well as the expression on the horse. Not sure if the horse looks mean or determined or both.

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