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ID:     806137
Type:     Greek
Region:     THRACE
City:     Abdera
Date Ruled:     Circa 480-473/0 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     BC Circa 480-473/0
Diameter:     26 mm
Weight:     14.14 g
Obverse Legend:     AIANTI
Obverse Description:     Griffin seated left, raising forepaws; kylix above, AIANTI below
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square
Primary Reference:     May, Abdera 80 var. (A-/P69 AI not AIANTI)
Reference2:     SNG Lockett 1115 var. (same); Jameson 2456 var. (same); Pozzi 1068 var. (same) (all from the same rev. punch)
Reference3:     SNG Cop -
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     EF, toned, minor porosity
Notes:     Exceptional strike and centering Previously, the magistrate for May 80 was identified as simply IA-, as this was the form visible on the known coins. However, the reverse die link and the presence of the same symbol, a kylix, on this coin reveals that the IA should be read retrograde, as AI-.