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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.

Provenance

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.

Mint

Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0893

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.766

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins