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Live auction - bgr_444214 - THESSALY - LARISSA Hemidrachme

THESSALY - LARISSA Hemidrachme XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 390 €
Maximum bid : 390 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:16:33
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 460-440 AC
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,02 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Droit de style fin. Joli revers. Patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE RI.
Obverse description : Thessalos, nu, la chlamyde flottant sur l'épaule, le pétase derrière lui, domptant un taureau bondissant à droite dont on aperçoit seulement le protomé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Protomé de cheval, bridé, bondissant à gauche, dans un carré creux ; au-dessous, la sandale de Jason.
Reverse legend : LA/RI/S-AI.
Reverse translation : (Larissa).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection BCD (Triton XV, n° 375.1).

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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