Ancient Greek Silver Drachm - Nymph Larissa & Horse Grazing


Silver Drachm - Ancient Greece, Larissa (Thessaly) - c. 356-342 BC.

Obv: Head of the Nymph Larissa, 3/4 facing

Rev: Horse grazing, right, preparing to roll

Ref:  Lorber, Hoard, Phase L-I, 17–21; BCD Thessaly II 288

Very attractive, strong strike. 18mm, 6.22gm

In Greek mythology, Larissa was a local nymph from Thessaly. She was described by Pausanias as a daughter of Pelasgus. However, Hellanicus states that the sons of Poseidon and Larissa were Achaios, Phthios, and Pelasgus. Strabo calls her a daughter of Piasus, a Pelasgian prince.

Provenance: ex CNG

  • Inventory# PA-3594