Drachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Hero[...]
Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Mint: Thrace, Abdera
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0746.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.28 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Griffin seated to left, with curved raised wings, right foreleg raised.
Inscription in Greek under right foreleg.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
By date unknown: James Whittall Collection; by 1884: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Street, Strand, London (auction of the James Whittall Collection, July 10ff., 1884, lot 255 [not illustrated]); 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. 437); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund