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Oktadrachm of Abdera with griffin, struck under Anti[...]

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Obverse: Griffin seated to the left, on line with curved, raised wings, right fore-leg raised, mouth open. ANTI, at the left. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 520/515–492 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0745.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 29.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.580

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins