Oktadrachm of Abdera with griffin, struck under Anti[...]

Greek
Archaic Period
520/515–492 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0745.

Dimensions

Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 29.83 gm.

Accession Number

04.580

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin seated to the left, on line with curved, raised wings, right fore-leg raised, mouth open.
Inscription in Greek at the left.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

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. 434); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund