Hemidrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Philaios

Greek
Classical Period
386/385–375 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0768.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.600

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting up to left, with raised wings, tail lying underneath the body.
Inscription in Greek in field at right.
Reverse: Hermes walking to right on line, with petasos, chlamys, in lowered right hand kerykeion; under left arm club. In right field, astragalos (?).
Inscription in Greek downwards beginning at left.

Provenance

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 260 [partial, 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. 455); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund