Larissa Drachm authenticity check?

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Mike Margolis, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    coinboughtlarissaebay2.jpg coinboughtlarissaebay1.jpg I usually do not purchase a coin from ebay w/o a provenance, a known dealer or guarantee but this I decided was worth the gamble. It has a complete legend and although the obverse is very porous or pitted it has "the plant" also on the reverse and looked good to me. The cost was only in the middle double digits anyway. What do you think? I checked the fake reports and found none like it. Also the ebay dealer was not on the notorious fake list either.
    Thessaly, Larissa. Ca. 356-342 B.C. Silver Drachm . Horse Reverse. 5.5 gr.
    Post your nymph beauties!
     
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..i'd say its legit...
     
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  4. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I am sorry, I never render authenticity opinions...I am just not qualified. However, I will post your request for Nymphs!

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    Thessaly Larissa 344-337 BCE AR Obol 0.68g 9mm 3/4 Facing Nymph Larissa Horse Grazing SNG Cop 1
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    Sicily Selinus Litra 400 BCE AR 10mm 0.67g Nymph on rock touching serpent Selinon leaf - Man-faced bull Mildenberg 27


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    Bruttium AE 18 Hemiobol 215-205 BCE 2nd Punic War issue Nymph Terina Nike Zeus Left


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    Campania Neapolis 320-300 BC AR Didrachm Nomos Nymph left Achelous
     
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  5. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

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    Larissa, Thessaly; 400-334 B.C. AR drachm (19mm; 6.09 gm; 12h). Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair in ampyx, wearing necklace. Rev: Horse standing right, preparing to lie down; small plant beneath. “ΛAPIΣ” above, “AIΩN” below. Reverse a bit double-struck. Lorber, Hoard, Group L-III, 61–3; BCD Thessaly II 325; HGC 4; BMC 61
     
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  6. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    My favorite is this fourree with plenty of problems but decent style.
    Larissa FO drachm 400-344 BC / youth and horse
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    AR drachm / horse 'ready to roll' crystallization with columns under chin
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    obol? 0.6g reticulated
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    AE20
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    AE12
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  7. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  8. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I see nothing wrong with your coin OP. I have a soft spot for these, my first ancient coin was a pretty VF with emerald patina.
     
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  9. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Mine with the plant.

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    THESSALY, Larissa
    AR Drachm. 5.69g, 18.1mm. THESSALY, Larissa, circa 356-342 BC. Lorber, Hoard, L-III, 61-3; BCD Thessaly II 320; HGC 4, 454. O: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx. R: ΛAPIΣ/AIΩN, horse standing right, preparing to lie down; plant below.
    Ex Baldwin Maull Collection (acquired from Coin Galleries, 1960)
     
  10. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    Wow- love the toning.So this Lorber hoard i guess I need to research the basic details. I see these attributions on many of them. Are all these coins from this hoard documented?
     
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  13. Nvb

    Nvb Well-Known Member

    Nice coins All,
    Here’s my example, just acquired this spring

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  14. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    Hard to tell from the photo, but I would rather say not fake ...
     
  15. pprp

    pprp Well-Known Member

    It took me a lot of years before I got a coin of larissa. I was targeting mid to high end and always lost...I surprisingly got this at open price in CNG, I guess nobody wanted it because of the tail being off flan. The coin however really stands out in a tray full of coins because of the high relief and toning.

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  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Lorber's study is based on one unpublished hoard. You can find the paper here.
     
  17. Mike Margolis

    Mike Margolis Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the paper.
     
  18. Fugio1

    Fugio1 Supporter! Supporter

    One of the five Greek coins in my collection:
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  19. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Bright side: Road apples thrown off flan!

    Gorgeous coin, @pprp .
     
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  20. El Cazador

    El Cazador Active Member

    Great coins everyone!

    Here is my example
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  21. robinjojo

    robinjojo Supporter! Supporter

    Your coins seems to have lots of raised spots of metal, especially on the reverse. Although the images are rather blurry, I I have my doubts about the authenticity.

    I would wait and buy a Larissa drachm from a trusted seller, perhaps on VCoins or MA Shops. You might also find one as an unsold after-auction lot.

    If you bought this coin on eBay, you can return it even if the sell does not accept returns. i would consider that option.
     
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