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ID:     73000188
Type:     Greek
Region:     THESSALY
City:     Larissa Cremaste
Metal:     Bronze
Denomination:     AE17
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     Circa 302-286 BC
Diameter:     17 mm
Weight:     5.21 g
Die Axis:     6 h
Obverse Description:     Head of Achilles left
Reverse Legend:     ΛΑΡΙ
Reverse Description:     Thetis seated left on hippocamp, holding shield of Achilles with AX (=Achilles) monogram
Mint:     Larissa Cremaste
Primary Reference:     Rogers 315
Reference2:     SNG Cop 151
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=90672
Grade:     Good VF
Notes:     Very rare. Ex K.L. Chapman Collection, purchased from Seaby, May 1958, for 15/-. Larissa Kremaste was believed to have formed part of the dominions of Achilles, and this coin honors the ancient king and his mother, Thetis.