Hemidrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Kleantides
Mint: Thrace, Abdera
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0767.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.01 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Griffin sitting to left, with raised curved wings, right foreleg raised.
Reverse: Incuse square, in which head of bull to right turned a little to front.
Inscription in Greek around head of bull.
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 259 [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. 454); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund