User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tetradrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin

Start collecting

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)

Provenance

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.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.591

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins