Silver Stater from Larissa Thessaly - 356 BC

A silver stater from the city of Larissa, Thessaly, circa 356 - 342 BC.

The obverse with a facing head portrait of the eponymous nymph, Larissa. Larissa is shown in high Classical style, facing but with her head and gaze inclined to the left, her windswept hair bound by an ampyx headband.

The reverse with a bridled horse, trotting right. The legend reading:

ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ

"Of the Larissans"

 

The serene portrait of Larissa, on this high relief stater, was inspired by one of the great masterpieces of Greek coinage, the famous 'facing head' Syracuse tetradrachm by Kimon. 

A beautiful, subtly toned, example of this highly desirable type.

Silver Stater from Larissa Thessaly - 356 BC. A silver stater from the city of Larissa, Thessaly, circa 356 - 342 BC. The obverse with a facing head portrait of the eponymous nymph, Larissa. Larissa is shown in high Classical style, facing but with her head and gaze inclined to the left, her windswept hair bound by an ampyx headband. The reverse with a bridled horse, trotting right. The legend reading: ΛΑΡΙΣΑΙΩΝ "Of the Larissans"   The serene portrait of Larissa, on this high relief stater, was inspired by one of the great masterpieces of Greek coinage, the famous 'facing head' Syracuse tetradrachm by Kimon.  A beautiful, subtly toned, example of this highly desirable type.

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