Ancient Greek Bronze Coin Abdera Thrace Griffin 352-323 BC Gold Pendant
Ancient Greek Bronze Coin Abdera Thrace Griffin 352-323 BC Gold Pendant
Ancient Greek Bronze Coin Abdera Thrace Apollo on back 352-323 BC Gold Pendant
Ancient Greek Bronze coin of Griffin and Apollo Abdera, Thrace certificate

Greek Bronze Griffin and Apollo, Abdera Thrace 352-323 BC (051)

$1,375.00 USD $0.00 USD

Description

Ancient bronze coin with an image of a Griffin.  The reverse side of the coin is an image of Apollo within a square.  

The coin is from Abdera, Thrace

Dated:  352-323 BC

With certificate of authenticity.

Chain is sold separately.  See Chains

Size and Material

Bronze 15mm coin in an 18kt gold mount. 

Story

Apollo is the Olympian god of the sun and light, music and poetry, healing and plagues, prophecy and knowledge, order and beauty, archery and agriculture.
An embodiment of the Hellenic ideal of kalokagathia, he is harmony, reason and moderation personified, a perfect blend of physical superiority and moral virtue.  - from: greekmythology.com
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.  Pliny the Elder wrote, "Griffins were said to lay eggs in burrows on the ground and these nests contained gold nuggets." - wikipedia