Thessaly, Larissa (400-360 BC), Ar. Drachm


Thessaly, Larissa (400-360 BC), Ar. drachm, youth running l., naked but for chlamys billowing out behind him, restraining unruly bull prancing l., rev., Greek legend above and below horse galloping r; all within incuse square (cf. Sear.2111)

Date: Circa 4th Century BC
Condition: Fine condition


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Ancient Thessaly was a vast area, spreading from Mount Olympus to the Spercheios Valley, and geographically diverse, with varied ranges of plains and mountains. The Pagasetic gulf in Southern Thessaly was the only coast in which it was suitable to harbour. In mythology, Thessaly is the home land of the great heroes, Achilleus and Jason, and is also attested in Homer’s great works, the Iliad and Odyssey.

Weight 6.0 g