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Didrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Apollas

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Obverse: Griffin sitting up on line to left, with raised wings. Beaded border. Reverse: In incuse square, Apollo standing to left, chlamys over his shoulders, in outstretched right hand a dish, in left hand. a laurel branch. [inscription]., beginning at right. (see media screen for Greek...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 451); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 411/410–386/385 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0764.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.596

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins