Drachm of Larissa with head of Larissa

Greek
Classical Period
395–370 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0903.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.64 gm.

Accession Number

00.204

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Nymph Larissa almost full-front to left. Hair bound with fillet, with loose ends flying. Plain necklace.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Youth wearing petasos, chlamys, shoes and leggings which are apparently bound at the knees and ankles, stands at the farther side of a bridled horse which he is holding, to right. Horse has raised left forefoot.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund