Drachm of Chios with seated sphinx, struck under Derkylos

Greek
Hellenistic Period
ca. 100–86 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Dimensions

Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 3.65 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

65.83

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated left. In front, grapes.
Reverse: Amphora. At left, cornucopia.
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