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ID:     11242
Type:     Greek
Region:     IONIA
City:     Teos
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     AR Stater
Date Struck:     ca. 510-475 BC
Diameter:     19 mm
Weight:     11.91 g
Obverse Description:     Griffin seated right, raising foreleg.
Reverse Description:     Quadripartite incuse square.
Primary Reference:     Balcer group I (A6/P8)
Reference2:     Traité I 504 (same dies)
Photograph Credit:     Bruce Antonelli
Grade:     gVF
Notes:     Beautifully struck, lightly toned, a worthy example. Rather than submit to Persian domination, in the second half or the 6th century, many inhabitants of Teos fled to Abdera in Thrace. Yet despite Persian domination, Teos was able to commence its own coin