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GREECE. Thrace. Abderos. Octodrachm 510-490 BC. Ab- magistrate. Obv. Griffin seated left, raising right forepaw, AB below raised foreleg. Rev. Quadripartite incuse square. May 44. AR. 28.96 g. AU
Ex. Richard Miller collection, Gemini Auction XI, 12 January 2014, lot 77.
This coin is perfectly centered and beautifully struck, with even the fine details on the neck of the griffin very sharp. Rare, only two examples of the AB magistrate known to May and both are presents in public collections.