Tetradrachm of Chios with sphinx
Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1948.
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 15.40 gm.
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Obverse: Sphinx with curled wings seated to left on line before amphora.
Above, a bunch of grapes.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, slightly irregular.
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
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund