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Drachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Orchamos

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Obverse: Griffin seated on line to left, with raised wings, right foreleg raised. [inscription] beginning at left. Reverse: Lion walking to right in square. Outside of square, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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.


Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0763.


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.06 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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