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Drachm of Larissa with youth restraining bull

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Obverse: Youth with petasos and chlamys checks by the horns a bull charging to right on a line. Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square a horse with hanging rein, prancing to right. Above and below, [inscriptions]. (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. 689); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 435–400 B.C.

Mint

Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0886.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 5.98 gm.

Accession Number

04.755

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins