Ionia, Teos. Silver Stater (11.98 g), ca. 450-425 BC EF Ionia, Teos. Silver Stater (11.98 g), ca. 450-425 BC. Griffin seated right, raising forepaw; below foreleg, grape bunch and leaf. Quadripartite incuse square. Matzke grp. Cb1; Balcer grp. LIII, 102 (dies A102/P134); Jameson 1517 (same dies). Untoned with an area of horn silver residue on the reverse. Extremely Fine. Estimated Value $1,000 From the Dionysus Collection. #Coins #Ancient #Silver #MADonC
By Ewen Callaway When the British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans discovered the Palace of Minos on Crete in he saw the vestiges of a long-lost civilization whose artefacts set it apart from later Bronze-Age Greeks. The Minoans, .