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Hemidrachm of Larissa with youth restraining forepart of bull

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Obverse: Youth checks by the horns (the forepart of) a bull charging to right. Beaded border. Beneath bull, [inscription]. Reverse: In incuse square the forepart of a prancing horse to l. with reins. above, and illegible letter below. [inscription]. (see media screen for reverse inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 519 [partial, not illustrated]); 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. 686); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 465–447 B.C.

Mint

Larissa, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0879.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 2.86 gm.

Accession Number

04.760

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins