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SOLD: Thessaly, Larissa, AR Drachm, Thessalos, c. 450/440-420 BC

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Pedigreed coin from the BCD Collection, with die links to multiple published examples.
Thessaly, Larissa
AR Drachm
circa 450/440-420 BC
Naked youth (Thessalos) standing right, chlamys hanging around neck, petasos flying backwards, restraining bull by band hanging around its neck; all within dotted border
ΛΑΡI / Σ AIA, Bridled horse galloping right, reins flying loose; all in incuse square
22.25mm, 5.73g, 6h
VF, fine style, beautiful golden toning, hairline flan crack, struck slightly off centre, some roughness, minor obverse die fault
Pedigreed: from the BCD Collection with his round tag and accompanied by life-sized photos of the obverse and reverse of the coin; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 407 (11 October 2017), Lot 77
Lorber Thessalian 49 (same dies); BCD Thessaly II 369.1; Herrmann Group III-G; SNG Copenhagen 107 (same obverse die); SNG Alpha Bank 82-82 var. (ethnic); BMC Thessaly [Larissa] p. 27, 37 (same obverse die); HGC 4, 418; SGCV I -
General Information:
The obverse shows the Thessalian sport of bull-wrestling. The Thessalian plains were famous in antiquity for their horses. Alexander the Great's own horse, Bucephalus, was originally from Thessaly. Much of the coinage of ancient Thessaly displays different scenes of horses.
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