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Tetradrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Anaxipolis

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Obverse: Griffin to left, wings and both forelegs raised. Reverse: Within incuse square, head of nymph to left, band in hair done up behind in triple knot. Around head: inscription in Greek with name of magistrate Anaxipolis. (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 this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 439/437–411/410 B.C.


Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0758.


Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.90 gm. Die Axis: 4

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins