Drachm of Pelinna with horse and rider

Classical Period
about 450–400 B.C.

Mint: Thessaly, Pelinna

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 084.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 5.80 gm. Die Axis: 3

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Horseman riding to left, wearing petasos and carrying couched spear in right hand.
Border of dots.
Inscription in front of the face (reversed).
Reverse: Warrior moving to left, looking to right, wearing petasos and girt tunic; he carries a shield on his left arm, a spear downwards in his right hand.
Inscription at left, upwards.
Line border.


By 1959: with AG Leu & Co., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland and Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, Switzerland (Hess-Leu auction, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, March 24, 1959, lot 186); purchased at the Hess-Leu auction on behalf of MFA by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; May 14, 1959: purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G. for $ 1,789.55 (this is the total price for 59.287-59.292)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour