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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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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.


Pharsalos, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 6.23 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins