Coin of Chios with seated sphinx, struck under Chiron
Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios
Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 3.60 gm. Die Axis: 11
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Sphinx seated left.
Inscription in Greek.
Overstruck on an earlier (?) coin of Chios with traces of sphinx on obverse and vine wreath on reverse.
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
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour