Tetradrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0757.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.03 gm.

Accession Number

04.591

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting up on line to left, with raised wings.
Reverse: Nike walking to left, in square, with chiton, one lowered wing in front and one behind her; in lowered hands a wreath and a twig.
Inscription in Greek outside of square.

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 as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund