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Drachm of Larissa with head of Larissa

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Obverse: Head of nymph Larissa to right, hair in sphendone and wearing earrings. Beaded border. Reverse: Horse prancing to right with loose rein hanging below. In lower right field, A.


By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Northwick Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 718, 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. 698); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 420–395 B.C.


Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0893


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.03 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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