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bgr_647226 - THESSALY - LARISSA Drachme

THESSALY - LARISSA Drachme XF
380.00 €(Approx. 429.40$ | 323.00£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 460-440 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse description : Jeune thessalien (Thessalos) nu, coiffé d'un pétase et d'une chlamyde, domptant un taureau à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cheval bridé bondissant à droite ; le tout dans les restes d'un carré creux.
Reverse legend : LARI/SAIA.
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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