Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Hermokrates

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


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0749.

Dimensions

Diameter: 26 mm. Weight: 14.85 gm.

Accession Number

08.357

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Winged griffin to left.
Amphora above.
Reverse: Square divided into quadrants; with inscription in Greek around.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; June 1908: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 4,884.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 08.329-08.359)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund