Trihemiobol of Larissa with horse and rider

Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
500–479 B.C.

Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0875.


Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 1.52 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Nude rider with petasos on horse walking on line to right; in his left hand are two spears.
Beaded border.
Reverse: On raised square in incuse the nymph Larissa seated to right on chair with back; she wears a long chiton, holds a phiale in lowered right hand, and raises left hand. Inscription in Greek above and to right.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund