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Tetradrachm of Abdera with griffin, struck under Melanippos

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Obverse: Within dotted circle, griffin springing left. Above, kantharos. Reverse: Within incuse around raised square divided into four parts, an Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)

Provenance

By 1997: with Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., Post Office Box 479, Lancaster, PA 17608; purchased by MFA from Classical Numismatic Group, Inc., June 25, 1997

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, 473–449 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Dimensions

Diameter: 28.5 mm. Weight: 14.69 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1997.92

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins