Coin of Chios with seated sphinx, struck under Chiron

Greek
Hellenistic Period
190–88 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Dimensions

Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.60 gm. Die Axis: 11

Accession Number

65.788

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated left.
Reverse: Amphora.
Inscription in Greek.

Overstruck on an earlier (?) coin of Chios with traces of sphinx on obverse and vine wreath on reverse.

Provenance

By date unknown: in the collection of an English clergyman (now MFA 65.636-65.870); about 1963: collection purchased at auction in London by Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; collection purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 9,1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour