Coin of Chios with seated sphinx, struck under Valerius Primus

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
2nd century A.D.


Mint: Asia: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 14.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.543

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated right, forepaw on prow.
Inscription in Greek around and in exergue.
Reverse: Amphora (Chiote), flanked by two stars and two loops.
Inscription in Greek around and in fields.

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III