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Hemidrachm of Pharsalos with head of Athena

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Obverse: Head of Athena to right in crested Athenian helmet, cheek piece raised. Pointed earring, hair represented by dots. Reverse: In incuse, head of horse to right. At right, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–400 B.C.

Mint

Pharsalos, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0920.

Dimensions

Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 3.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.776

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins