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Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Herak[...]

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Obverse: Griffin seated to left, with curved raised wings, right foreleg raised. [inscription] over wings. Beaded border. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse 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 (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 436); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 492–473/470 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0747.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.68 gm.

Accession Number

04.582

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins