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Live auction - bgr_837145 - THESSALY - LARISSA Drachme

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 24 October 2023 14:09:04
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 440-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalie, Larissa
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise


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


Reverse description : Cheval bridé bondissant à droite ; le tout dans les restes d'un carré creux.
Reverse legend : LAR/ISAIA.
Reverse translation : (Larissa).

Historical background


(480-420 BC)

Thessaly was an agricultural and livestock region with wide open spaces. It was renowned for its horses and riders. Larissa, the most important city of Thessaly, takes its name from one of the daughters of the mythical king Pelasgos. Built on the right bank of the Peneios, the city was renowned for its horse breeding and Thessalos, the eponymous hero of the region, trained wild bulls there..

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