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Tetradrachm of Abdera with griffin, struck under Kallianaktos

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Obverse: Griffin to left, both forelegs raised. Cable border. Inscription in Greek above. Reverse: Apollo walking to left, patera in right hand, branch of bay in the left. At left, a stag. Greek inscription left, upwards, and right, downwards, in incuse square, with line border. (see...

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By 1928: with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica auction 13, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 27-29, 1928, lot 619; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG Lockett, 1938, no. 1131); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12-13, 1958, lot 1046); purchased at the Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; March 13, 1958: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 5,354/8/0 (this is the total price of 58.301-58.313)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 386/385–375 B.C.


Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 062.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 11.35 gm. Die Axis: 1

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins