Coin of Larissa with head of Achilles

Greek
Early Hellenistic Period
302–286 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.08 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.837

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Achilles left.
Reverse: Thetis seated left on hippocamp, holding inscribed shield.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour