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Drachm of Assos with griffin

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Obverse: Griffin crouching to left, with raised curled wing. Reverse: In incuse square head of lion to right with tongue protruding from wide open mouth. Beaded line at edge of neck.


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. 1040); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 479–450 B.C.


Assos, Troas

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1626.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.74 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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