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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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 12.47 gm.

Accession Number

36.445

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins