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Tetradrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin

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Obverse: Griffin sitting up on line to left, with raised wings. Reverse: Nike walking to left, in square, with chiton, one lowered wing in front and one behind her; in lowered hands a wreath and a twig. [inscription]. Outside of square. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren Regling did not list as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.


Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0757.


Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.03 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins