Didrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Apollas

Greek
Classical Period
411/410–386/385 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0764.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 12.21 gm.

Accession Number

04.596

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting up on line to left, with raised wings.
Beaded border.
Reverse: In incuse square, Apollo standing to left, chlamys over his shoulders, in outstretched right hand a dish, in left hand. a laurel branch.
Inscription in Greek beginning at right.

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. 451); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund