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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Greece| > |Thessaly| > SH28928
Larissa, Thessaly, Greece, c. 350 B.C.
|Thessaly|, |Larissa,| |Thessaly,| |Greece,| |c.| |350| |B.C.|, When Larissa ceased minting the federal coins it shared with other Thessalian towns and adopted its own coinage in the late fifth century B.C., it chose local types for its coins. The obverse depicted the local fountain nymph Larissa, for whom the town was named, probably inspired by the famous coins of Kimon depicting the Syracusan nymph Arethusa. The reverse depicted a horse in various poses.
SH28928. Silver drachm, BCD Thessaly 1432; BCD Thessaly II 312; SNG Cop 121; BMC Thessaly p. 30, 60; HGC 4 454, gVF, Larissa mint, weight 6.124g, maximum diameter 20.7mm, die axis 180o, obverse head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left, hair floating freely; reverse ΛAPIΣ/AIΩN, horse grazing right; the finest style!; SOLD











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