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Didrachm of Larissa with head of Larissa

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Obverse: Head of nymph Larissa, three-quarters to left wearing wide fillet in loose floating hair; earrings and necklace. Reverse: Bridled horse trotting right on line. Inscriptions above, to right, and in exergue. (see media screen for inscriptions in Greek)


By 1936: with Spink & Son, Ltd., 5, 6 & 7 King Street, St. James's, London S.W. 1, England; 1936: Anonymous Private Collection; Anonymous gift to MFA, October 8, 1936

Credit Line

Anonymous gift in memory of Zoë Wilbour (1864–1885)

Greek, Classical Period, 395–370 B.C.


Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0894.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.47 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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