Coin with recumbent griffin

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


Mint: Troas, Assos

Dimensions

Diameter: 7 mm. Weight: 0.37 gm. Die axis: 1

Accession Number

84.609

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin recumbent to right, left forepaw raised.
Reverse: Lion’s head to right. Linear border.

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