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Drachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Hero[...]

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Obverse: Griffin seated to left, with curved raised wings, right foreleg raised. [inscription] under right foreleg. Beaded border Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 255 [not illustrated]); 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. 437); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 492–473/470 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0746.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.28 gm.

Accession Number

04.583

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins