Hemidrachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
480–400 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Pharsalos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0920.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.776

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Athenian helmet, cheek piece raised.
Pointed earring, hair represented by dots.
Reverse: In incuse, head and neck of horse to right.
Inscription in Greeek at right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 259, according to Regling and Brett); 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. 718); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund