Drachm of Larissa with head of Larissa

Greek
Classical Period
420–395 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0892

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.08 gm.

Accession Number

04.767

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of nymph Larissa to right, hair on sphendone.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square a youth wearing petasos and chlamys in background, head to right; in front of him a horse galloping to right; the youth holds the reins in left hand and lays his right hand with goad on the horse’s back.
Inscription in Greek above.
Plain line below.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 699); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund