Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Hegesippos

Greek
Classical Period
473/470–449/448 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0752.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.586

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting up to left with raised wings; above wings, male figure flying to left with wreath in each hand, no wings visible.
Below, olive branch.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Incuse square in which inscription in Greek around raised quadripartite 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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund