Hemidrachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena

Greek
Classical Period
480–400 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Pharsalos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0921.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.01 gm.

Accession Number

04.777

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. Eye in profile, hair represented by dots.
Reverse: In incuse, head of horse to right.
Inscription in Greek 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. 719); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund