Tetradrachm of Abdera with leaping griffin, struck under Hekataios

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


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0760.

Dimensions

Diameter: 24 mm. Weight: 13.87 gm.

Accession Number

04.593

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 square, in which is eagle full front, head to left, wings and tail spread, the wings stretching outside of smaller square.

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund