400 BC - 350 BC

Abdera   Thracia
Αβδηρα   Θράκη


 AE 15
SHH 4805


uncleaned
4805 Abdera Thracia AE uncleaned

cleaned
4805 Abdera Thracia AE cleaned

ground
4805 Abdera Thracia AE ground


Parameter



















Obverse
Reverse
Notes
Reference


Provenance
3.02 g   14.1-15.2 mm   12:00 o'clock   G

uncleaned
t = 2.2-2.9 mm   w = 3.05 g   ρ = 7.92 g/cm^3   σ(960 Hz) obv. 5.1-5.6 rev. 5.6-6.4 MS/m

cleaned
t = 2.2-2.9 mm   w = 3.02 g   ρ = 8.05 g/cm^3   σ(960 Hz) obv. 5.0-5-6 rev. 4.4-5.2 MS/m
                                                                     σ(120 Hz) obv.            rev. 5.2-6.0 MS/m

XRF %
Au
Ag
Cu
Sn
Zn
Pb
As

S
Cl
P
Na
Ca
Fe
Si Sb
obv. 0.0 0.2
28.4
26.3
0.0 28.3
0.9

1.5
0.0
1,6
0.0
11.1
0.8
0.8
0.2
rev.
0.0
0.1
24.4
26.2
0.0
29.0
0.6

1.9
0.0
2,2
0.0
13.8
0.7
1.0
0.2

obverse depatinated (ground)
t = ? mm   w = 2.28 g   ρ = 8.60 g/cm^3   σ(120 Hz) obv. 5.6-6.0 rev. ?-? MS/m

XRF %
Au
Ag
Cu
Sn
Zn
Pb
As

S
Cl
P
Na
Ca
Fe
Si Sb
obv. 0.0 0.0
79.4
6.5
0.0
11.2
0.2

0.8
0.0
0.3
0.0
1.5
0.1
0.0
0.1
rev.
0.0
















Griffin recumbent right, on club right; beneath [???].
Laureate head of Apollo right within linear square; [ΑΒΔ / ΗΡΙ / ΤΕ / ΩΝ] clockwise around.
Coin surfaces roughly ground to remove the patina.
AMNG II 
AMNG II 215/229 (ca. 352-323 BC); BMC Thrace 82 (400-350 BC);
Copenhagen 374 (MENAN; 352-323 BC); Evelpidis I ---; Lindgren ---; Moushmov
2461;
Sear Greek ---
Ex Hirsch 281/1170, 2.5.2012