Tetradrachm of Abdera with griffin, struck under Kallianaktos

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


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 062.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 11.35 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

58.303

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin to left, both forelegs raised. Cable border.
Inscription above.
Reverse: Apollo walking to left, patera in right hand, branch of bay in the left.
At left, a stag.
Inscription left, upwards, and right, downwards, in incuse square, with line border.

Provenance

By 1928: with Ars Classica, 31 Quai du Mont-Blanc, Geneva, Switzerland (Ars Classica auction 13, Hôtel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, Switzerland, June 27-29, 1928, lot 619; by date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection (SNG Lockett, 1938, no. 1131); by 1958: with Glendining & Co., Ltd., 7 Blenheim Street, New Bond Street, London, W. 1 (Glendining auction of the Lockett Collection, part 6, February 12-13, 1958, lot 1046); purchased at the Glendining auction on behalf of MFA by A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd., 3 Robert Street, Adelphi, London, W.C. 2; March 13, 1958: purchased by MFA from A. H. Baldwin & Sons, Ltd. for £ 5,354/8/0 (this is the total price of 58.301-58.313)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour