Oktadrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Za[...]

Greek
Archaic Period
520/515–492 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0744.

Dimensions

Diameter: 28 mm. Weight: 29.54 gm.

Accession Number

04.579

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin seated to left, with curved raised wings, the right forepaw raised, mouth open.
Inscription in Greek at left.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Fourpart square incuse.

Provenance

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. 433); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund