Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Anaxipolios

Greek
Classical Period
about 380 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 063a.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23.5 mm. Weight: 10.20 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

63.477

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin with pointed wing, reclining to left on ground line, right foreleg raised.
Inscription in Greek above and below.
Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.
Inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By 1963: with Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich; purchased by MFA from Leu and Co.'s Bank, Ltd., May 8, 1963

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour