Replica of silver didrachm, Larissa
The silver didrachm of Larissa depicts a Thessalian horse prancing on the reverse side. It is the finest depiction of a horse on an ancient coin and a masterpiece of Ancient Greek numismatic art. Larissa was the wealthiest city in Thessaly and also had the largest mint in the region.
- Issuing authority: Larissa
- Place: Thessaly
- Nominal value: Didrachm
- Dating: 395-344 BCE
- Metal: Silver
- Diameter: 25 mm
- Weight: 9,94 g
- Observe: Head of the nymph Larissa with headband in her hair. Her face is in 3/4 profile facing left, within a circular dotted border.
- Reverse: Horse prancing. The typical animal of Thessaly is at the centre of the type, with the legend reading ΛΑΡΙΣ[Α]ΙΩΝ (of the Larisseans). The letter A is illegible due to damage.