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bgr_718443 - THESSALY - LARISSA Dichalque

THESSALY - LARISSA Dichalque XF
195.00 €(Approx. 212.55$ | 161.85£)
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Type : Dichalque
Date: c. 420-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un joli portrait de la nymphe Larissa. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Larissa à gauche avec collier et boucles d’oreille ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste d’Asklépios barbu à droite ; devant un serpent ; le tout dans les restes d’un carré creux.
Reverse legend : LAR/ISA-I.
Reverse translation : (Larissa).

Historical background


THESSALIE - LARISSA

(480-420 BC)

Thessaly was an agricultural area and farmed with large wilderness. It was famous for its horses and riders. Larissa, the most important city of Thessaly, takes its name from one of the daughters of the legendary king Pelasgos. Built on the right bank of Peneios, the city was famous for its horse farms and Thessalos, eponymous hero of the region, rose wild bulls..

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