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Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Hermokrates

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Obverse: Winged griffin, with amphora above. Reverse: Square divided into quadrants; with inscriptions.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

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

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0749.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.85 gm.

Accession Number

08.357

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins