Obol of Larissa with horse

Greek
Classical Period
435–400 B.C.


Mint: Thessaly, Larissa

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0885.

Dimensions

Diameter: 12 mm. Weight: 0.93 gm.

Accession Number

04.764

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Horse walking to right, left front foot raised.
Greek letter above and below.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse the nymph Larissa seated to left on a hydria; she wears a chiton, rests her left hand on the hydria, and extends her right hand under a ball.
Inscription in Greek beginning at the right.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund