Thessaly, Larissa. 356-342 B.C. AR Stater

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Larissa, a city in the lowlands of Thessaly, and Larissa Kremaste, built on a height in the south of Thessaly.

In mythology Homer’s epic, the Odyssey, the hero Odysseus visited the kingdom of Aeolus, which was the old name for Thessaly. The Plain of Thessaly, which lies between Mount Oeta/Othrys and Mount Olympus, was the site of the battle between the Titans and the Olympians. According to legend, Jason and the Argonauts launched their search for the Golden Fleece from the Magnesia Peninsula.

Obverse:  Diademed head of the nymph Larissa, with flowing hair, facing slightly left, wearing single-pendant earring and necklace

Reverse: LARI-S-AIWN,  horse prancing right, wearing loose bridle bound near the nape of the neck

Diameter: 22 mm

Material: Silver plated lead-free pewter

Made in the USA
Packaged in a coin collecting flip with the description of coin printed on flip insert.


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