Drachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
400–390 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Pharsalos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0924.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.23 gm.

Accession Number

00.210

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a winged Attic helmet, on which is a serpent, a scroll and palmette. She also wears an earring.
Reverse: In incuse square a young horseman, galloping to right, wearing petasos, chiton and chlamys. He carries over his shoulder a knotted stick.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund