Didrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Python

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


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0765.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 12.63 gm.

Accession Number

04.597

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting up on a line to left, with raised wings, mouth open, tail lying underneath the body.
Reverse: Incuse square, in which is a tripod on a line.
Inscription in Greek at left upwards and at right downwards.

Provenance

By date unknown: Hoffmann Collection; 1898: Cat. Hoffmann, no. 223; 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 this coin as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund