Drachm of Chios with seated sphinx

Greek
Hellenistic Period
133–88 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Dimensions

Diameter: 20.5 mm. Weight: 2.76 gm.

Accession Number

65.90

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated (?).
Surface corroded.
Reverse: Within vine wreath, amphora.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour