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Hemidrachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right, wearing an Attic helmet with ear-pieces turned up, the back decorated with a palmette and scroll. Reverse: Horse's head and neck to right. In incuse square. [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1900: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 400–390 B.C.

Mint

Pharsalos, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0923.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.99 gm.

Accession Number

00.211

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins