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Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Hippon

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Obverse: Griffin sitting up with raised wings to left, on plain line above dotted line. Above wings head of Pan, horned, unbearded, to the left. Beaded border. Reverse: Incuse square in which, [inscription], around 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 Regling did not list as Greenwell Collection.

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. 0753.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 14.74 gm.

Accession Number

04.587

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins