Tetradrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Hegesagores

Greek
Classical Period
439/437–411/410 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0761.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 14.36 gm.

Accession Number

04.594

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: Incuse square, in which inscription in Greek around inner square with a man’s head to left, unbearded, the hair in curly short locks.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund