Tetradrachm of Chios with sphinx

Greek
Early Classical Period
480–460 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1947.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 7.81 gm.

Accession Number

04.1046

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

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.

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. 1143); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund