Hemidrachm of Larissa with youth restraining forepart of bull

Greek
Early Classical Period
479–465 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0878.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.99 gm.

Accession Number

04.759

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youth with chlamys and petasos checks by a strap about the horns (the forepart of) a bull charging to right.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square the forepart of a horse to right with reins.
Inscription in Greek around.

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. 685); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund