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bgr_582055 - THESSALY - LARISSA Hemidrachme

THESSALY - LARISSA Hemidrachme XF
250.00 €(Approx. 300.00$ | 217.50£)
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 460-440 AC
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 2,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Jolie représentation du droit. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
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 .
Reverse legend : L/AR/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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