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Silver Coin, Period: 5th. century B.C. 480BC-460BC (circa). Minted in Lycia, Anatolia, Modern Turkey. Ruler: Taththivaibi Museum Description: “(obverse) Griffin, curved wing, seated left; right forepaw raised. (reverse) Tetraskeles left; in dotted incuse square.” British Museum is closed 24, 25 and 26 December and 1 January, but is open every other day of the year. Fast facts about the British Museum: Founded: 1753, Collection size: 8 million objects, Oldest object in the collection: Stone chopping tool (nearly 2 million years old).