Tetradrachm of Chios with sphinx

Greek
Classical Period
412–350 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1948.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 15.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.1045

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx with curled wings seated to left on line before amphora.
Above, a bunch of grapes.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, slightly irregular.

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. 1142); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund