Hemidrachm of Larissa with youth restraining forepart of bull

Classical Period
465–447 B.C.

Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0879.


Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Youth checks by the horns (the forepart of) a bull charging to right.
Beneath bull, inscription in Greek.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square the forepart of a prancing horse to left with reins.
Inscription in Greek at left and above; illegible letter below.


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund