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Drachm of Larissa with head of Larissa

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Obverse: Female head (Larissa ?) slightly to left of full front, hair flying loose from ampyx; earrings and plain necklace. Beaded border. Reverse: Horse grazing to right on line. Below horse, [inscription], and a serpent by his feet. In exergue, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 395–370 B.C.

Mint

Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0904.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 5.92 gm.

Accession Number

04.770

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins