Coin with griffin
Early Classical Period
ca. 479 B.C. – ca. 450 B.C.
Mint: Troas, Assos
Diameter: 9 mm. weight: 0.55 gm. die axis: 5 (?)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Griffin recumbent to right, left forepaw raised.
Reverse: Lion’s head to right within incuse square.
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
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America