Pharsalos, Thessaly

 

Pharsalos, Thessaly

Silver hemidrachm, 14 mm, 2.89 gm.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena facing right.
Reverse: -A-P- (partially retrograde), head of horse right within incuse square.

Ca. 450-400 BC.

Pharsalos was a well established Greek city by the 6th century BC. Today, it is best known as the site of Julius Caesar's decisive military victory over Pompey Magnus in 48 BC.

BCD Thessaly II 663.2 (same obv. die)

Inv#: 6771

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