Drachm of Larissa with youth restraining bull

Greek
Classical Period
435–400 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0888.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 5.95 gm.

Accession Number

00.199

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youth restraining a bull, to left. He seizes the bull by the horns, both feet off the ground. He wears a chlamys, and his petasos is flying in the air behind him.
Below, plain exergual line.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Bridled horse galloping to right, plain exergual line; all in incuse square.
Inscription above and below horse.

(Front part of horse double-struck).

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund