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Hemidrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Herophanes

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Obverse: Griffin sitting up to left, with raised wings. In right field, [inscription]. Reverse: Head of Hermes to left, with broad-brimmed petasos; at left kerykeion, in a square, around square [inscription] beginning above. (see media screen for inscriptions)


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 260 [partial, 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. 456); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 411/410–386/385 B.C.


Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0766.


Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins