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Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Pythinnes

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Obverse: Griffin sitting to left, with raised curved wings, right foreleg raised; under right foreleg a shell. [inscription] beginning at left. Beaded border. Reverse: Incuse square in which [inscription]. around quadripartite square. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


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.


Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0756.


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.57 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins