Drachm of Larissa with youth restraining bull

Greek
Early Classical Period
479–465 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0877.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 6.45 gm.

Accession Number

04.752

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: A youth with chlamys and petasos checks by the horns a bull charging to right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Within incuse a horse with hanging rein prancing to right.
Inscription in Greek above and to right.

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 519 [partial, not illustrated]); 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. 684); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund