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Hemidrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Hekatonymos

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Obverse: Griffin sitting up to left on line, plain border. Above, [inscription]. Below, [inscription]. Reverse: Head of Apollo, laureate, to right, in square; [inscription]., beginning above. (see media screen for inscriptions)

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 390–352 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0769.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.49 gm.

Accession Number

04.602

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins