Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Pythinnes

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


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0756.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.57 gm.

Accession Number

04.589

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting to left, with raised curved wings, right foreleg raised.
Under right foreleg a shell.
Inscription in Greek beginning at left.
Beaded border.
Reverse: Incuse square in which inscription in Greek around 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