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Drachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a winged Attic helmet, on which is a serpent, a scroll and palmette. She also wears an earring. Reverse: In incuse square [inscription] and a young horseman, galloping to right, wearing petasos, chiton and chlamys. Carries over his shoulder a knotted...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–390 B.C.

Mint

Pharsalos, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0924.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.23 gm.

Accession Number

00.210

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins