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American Numismatic Society
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Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm, 380-365 BC

¥2,278.58

Origin:
Thessaly, Larissa
Denomination:
AR Drachm
Composition:
Silver
Date:
380-365 BC
Obverse:
Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing grain ears in hair
Reverse:
ΛA-P-I-ΣAI-[ΩN], Thessalian warrior, holding spear, on horseback right
Size:
19mm, 5.78 g, 12h
Grade:
Good VF, attractive toning
Provenance:
Ex BCD Collection
Reference:
Lorber-Shahar Series 5; BCD Thessaly II 292; HGC 4, 446; SNG Alpha Bank -
Magnificent example of coin from Larissa. Originating out of Greek mythology Larissa was a nymph from Thessaly. The nymph Larissa features on almost all on the coinage from city of Larissa. According to legend, Larissa was the birthplace of Achilles.
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