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Hemidrachm of Pharkadon with youth restraining bull

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Obverse: Youth with petasos and chlamys to right checking by the horns a bull, (only the forepart indicated). Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square the forepart of a prancing horse, to right. [inscription], around. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, September, 1904 Regling does not list this as Greenwell collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 465–447 B.C.


Pharkadon, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0917.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.62 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins