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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. Eye in profile, hair represented by dots. Reverse: In incuse, head of horse to right. At right, [inscription]. (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. 719); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 480–400 B.C.


Pharsalos, Thessaly

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0921.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.01 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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