Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Kallidamas

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


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0755.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.89 gm.

Accession Number

04.588

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting to left, with raised, curved wings, foreleg raised.
Below, fish to left.
Inscription in Greek beginning above at left of head.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Incuse square, in which inscription in Greek around quadripartite square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Borrell Collection (Cat. Sotheby, Borrell, 1852, no. 13); by date unknown: Loscombe Collection (Cat. Sotheby, 1855, no. 236) (both sales according to Regling and Brett catalogues); 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. 443); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund