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Hemidrachm of Larissa with youth restraining forepart of bull

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Obverse: Youth with chlamys and petasos, checks by a strap about the horns (the forepart of) a bull charging to right. Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square the forepart of a horse to right with reins. [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 479–465 B.C.


Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0878.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.99 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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