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bgr_407448 - THESSALY - LARISSA Obole

THESSALY - LARISSA Obole XF
230.00 €(Approx. 255.30$ | 193.20£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 475-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête et cou de taureau à gauche, la tête de face.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval bridé à droite dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : [L]-A.
Reverse translation : (Larissa).

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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