Hemidrachm of Ionia (?) with seated sphinx

Greek
Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.


Mint: Ionia (?), Uncertain

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2324.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.12 gm.

Accession Number

04.1263

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx with curled wings seated to right.
Reverse: In incuse circle Gorgoneion with tongue protruding and snaky locks.

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1411); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund