Coin with griffin

Greek
Early Classical Period
ca. 479 B.C. – ca. 450 B.C.


Mint: Troas, Assos

Dimensions

Diameter: 9 mm. weight: 0.60 gm. die axis: 3? (9 in Assos catalogue)

Accession Number

84.603

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin recumbent to right, left forepaw raised.
Reverse: Lion’s head to right within incuse square.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America