Drachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Orchamos

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


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0763.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 6.06 gm.

Accession Number

04.598

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin seated on line to left, with raised wings, right foreleg raised.
Inscription in Greek beginning at left.
Reverse: Lion walking to right in square.
Outside of square, inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

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