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Hemidrachm of Teos with griffin

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Obverse: Griffin with raised curled wings seated to right, left forepaw raised. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.


By date unknown: Moore Collection; 1889: Moore Sale, Sotheby Cat., no. 380 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1131); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 520–500 B.C.


Teos, Ionia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1935.


Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins