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Oktadrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Za[...]

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Obverse: Griffin seated to left, with curved raised wings, the right forepaw raised, mouth open. Beaded border. At left [inscription]. Reverse: Fourpart square incuse. (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. 433); 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. 0744.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 29.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.579

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins