Larissa (Thessaly) - A settlement in Thessaly
According to Greek mythology, Larissa was founded by Acrisius, who was killed accidentally by his grandson, Perseus.

In the late 5th century, Larissa ceased minting the federal coins it shared with other Thessalian towns and adopted its own coinage. The obverse depicted the nymph of the local spring, Larissa, for whom the town was named; probably the choice was inspired by the famous coins of Kimon depicting the Syracusan nymph Arethusa.

The reverse depicted a horse in various poses. The horse was an appropriate symbol of Thessaly, a land of plains, which was well known for its horses. Usually there is a male figure; he should perhaps be seen as the eponymous hero of the Thessalians, Thessalos, who is probably also to be identified on many of the earlier, federal coins of Thessaly.

Modern location: Larissa, Greece

(1) Larissa (Thessaly) 356-342 BC
Obverse: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left
Reverse: horse grazing right; ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ
Ref: Lorber Hoard, Phase L-III; cf. SNG ...
(2) Larissa (Thessaly) 356-342 BC
Obverse: head of nymph Larissa facing slightly left
Reverse: horse grazing right; ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ
Ref: Rogers 282; BCD 383.3
(3) Larissa (Thessaly) c. 400-365 BC
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left
Reverse: ΛAPI–ΣAIΩN, mare and her foal standing right
Ref: None provided