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Ancient Greek silver 1/4 obol or tetartemorion, Teos, Ionia, ca. 540-478 BC - head of a griffin right

Ancient Greek silver 1/4 obol or tetartemorion, Teos, Ionia, ca. 540-478 BC - head of a griffin right

Forepart of griffin right, mouth half open, tongue curled up, single ear, hair ruff in curls from ear to neck / Quadripartite incuse square. 7mm, 0.16 grams. SNG Tuebingen 3250; Balcer 128-130.

Teos or Teo was an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, on a peninsula between Chytrium and Myonnesus. It was founded by Minyans from Orchomenus, Ionians and Boeotians, but the date of its foundation is unknown. Teos was one of the twelve cities which formed the Ionian League. They issued curious coinage with a likeness of a griffin.

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