Drachm of Assos with griffin

Greek
Early Classical Period
479–450 B.C.


Mint: Troas, Assos

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1626.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.74 gm.

Accession Number

04.970

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin crouching to left, with raised curled wing.
Reverse: In incuse square head of lion to right with tongue protruding from wide open mouth. Beaded line at edge of neck.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1040); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund