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Live auction - bgr_623615 - THESSALY - PHARSALOS Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 08 December 2020 14:13:34
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pharsale, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,08 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan court, centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Athéna avec un petit plat dans la chevelure. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Dewing1415  - P.1244 var. - HGCS. 4/632


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier et ailette avec boucles d’oreille.


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à droite.
Reverse legend : F-A-R-S.

Historical background

THESSALIE - Pharsalia

(450-400 BC)

Pharsalia is one of the most famous of Thessaly because of Caesar's victory over Pompey in 48 BC cities The city had been built on the slopes of Mount Narthakios on the banks of the forty Enipeus kilometers from Larissa.

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