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bgr_609329 - THESSALY - LARISSA Obole

THESSALY - LARISSA Obole AU/XF
280.00 €(Approx. 336.00$ | 243.60£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 440-420 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très joli revers de haut relief. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Cheval au pas à droite ; au-dessus de la croupe, une tête de lion.

Reverse


Reverse description : La nymphe Larissa debout à droite, une hydrie posée sur son genou droit, s’apprêtant à la hisser sur sa tête ; derrière une fontaine à tête de lion déversant son flot ; le tout dans les restes d’un carré creux.
Reverse legend : L-A/ RI.
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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