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Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Anaxipolios

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Obverse: Griffin with pointed wing, reclining to left on ground line, right foreleg raised. Inscription in Greek above and below. Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right. Inscription in Greek around. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By 1963: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich; purchased by MFA from Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., May 8, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Classical Period, about 380 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 063a.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 10.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.477

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins