Ancient Greek silver tetartemorion, Teos, Ionia, early issues, ca.478-449 BC - forepart of a griffin right

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Forepart of griffin left, wings visible, mouth half open / Quadripartite incuse square. 6mm, 0.23 grams. Klein #475..

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.