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Didrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Python

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Obverse: Griffin sitting up on line to left, with raised wings, mouth open, tail lying underneath the body. Reverse: Incuse square, in which is tripod on line. [inscription] at left upwards, [inscription] at right downwards. (see media screen for inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: Hoffmann Collection; 1898: Cat. Hoffmann, no. 223; by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list this coin as Greenwell Collection.

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. 0765.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.597

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins