Drachm of Pherai with youth restraining bull

Greek
Early Classical Period
479–465 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Pherai

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0926.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.91 gm.

Accession Number

97.430

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Youth restraining a bull, profile to right, by a band held around his horns. Petasos hanging at neck.
Inscription in Greek.
Dots around.
Reverse: Within incuse square: horse galloping, profile to right, rein dragging.
In upper left corner, a lion’s head fountain from which water pours on the ground.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Cat. Hoffmann, Photiades Pacha, 1890, no. 161, pl. i.

by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (Photiades Pasha Sale);
1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund