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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 shown). Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square the forepart of a prancing horse, to right. [inscription], around. (see media screen for inscription)


By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore Sale (Cat. Sotheby, no. 259, according to Regling and Brett); 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. 716); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 465–447 B.C.


Pharkadon, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0918.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 2.78 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins