Drachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena, signed by Telephantos

Greek
Classical Period
about 425–405 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Pharsalos

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 085.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.09 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number

61.369

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested helmet with cheek-piece and scrolled ornament. Chop on cheek.
Inscription behind.
Reverse: Horseman galloping to right, wearing petasos, chiton and chlamys. He holds a whip over his right shoulder. Ground line.
Inscriptions around and in exergue (reversed).

Provenance

By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XV, no. 13a); May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 325-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour