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Trial Piece for oktodrachm of Abdera with seated griffin

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Obverse: Griffin seated to left, right foreleg raised; feathers of rounded wing not indicated. Traces of lettering in lower left field: XP(?). Reverse: Plain.

Provenance

By 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for $ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Archaic Period, about 500 B.C.

Mint

Abdera, Thrace

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 058.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm.

Accession Number

57.738

Medium or Technique

Lead

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics