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Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Hegesippos

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Obverse: Griffin sitting up to left with raised wings; above wings, male figure flying to left with wreath in each hand, no wings visible. Below, olive branch. Beaded border. Reverse: Incuse square in which [inscription], around raised quadripartite 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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 473/470–449/448 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0752.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.586

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins