Tetradrachm of Abdera with seated griffin, struck under Demokritos

Greek
Classical Period
439/437–411/410 B.C.


Mint: Thrace, Abdera

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0759.

Dimensions

Diameter: 23 mm. Weight: 13.96 gm.

Accession Number

04.590

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Griffin sitting on line to left, with raised wings, right foreleg raised.
Reverse: Incuse square with inscription in Greek around square, in which is a lyre.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Not listed by Regling as Greenwell Collection.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund