Dated: 281-200 BC
Abdera was in the part of Thrace that is now Greece, eastern Macedonia. On the southern coast of Thrace, Abdera was a city of commercial importance, with its earliest coins from 530 BC.
Apollo is the Olympian god of the sun, music, healing, knowledge, beauty, agriculture, and protection of the young. An embodiment of the Hellenic ideal of kalokagathia, he is harmony, reason and moderation personified.
Griffin is a mythical creature with the body, tail, and back legs of a lion; the head and wings of an eagle. Since classical antiquity, griffins were known for guarding treasures and priceless possessions. Being a magical combination of the king of beasts and the king of birds, the Griffin embodies wisdom, strength, and knowing.