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Drachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena, signed by Telephantos

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing a crested helmet with cheek-piece and scrolled ornament. Chop on cheek. Inscription in Greek behind. Reverse: Horseman galloping to right, wearing petasos, chiton and chlamys. He holds a whip over his right shoulder. Ground line. Inscriptions in...

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By date unknown: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa. (Hesperia Art Bulletin XV, no. 13a); May 10, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 325-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 425–405 B.C.


Pharsalos, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 085.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.09 gm. Die Axis: 2

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins