Trial Piece for oktodrachm of Abdera with seated griffin

Greek
Archaic Period
about 500 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 058.

Dimensions

Diameter: 30.5 mm.

Accession Number

57.738

Medium or Technique

Lead

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics

Obverse: Griffin seated to left, right foreleg raised; feathers of rounded wing not indicated.
Traces of lettering in lower left field: XP(?).
Reverse: Plain.

Provenance

By 1957: with Byron Zoumboulakis, 10 Grand Rue, Geneva, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Byron Zoumboulakis, December 12, 1957 for
$ 1,210- (this figure is the total price for 57.728-.738)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour