Tetrobol of Idalion with seated sphinx, struck under Stasikypros
Early Classical Period
Mint: Cyprus, Idalion
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2138.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.26 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Sphinx seated left, right foreleg raised over flower hanging from stem which continues under body with bud rising beneath sphinx’s belly; long dotted hair, with taenia; rounded wing in three sections.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Lotus flower at base of which, left and right, spiral tendril; at left, ivy leaf on stem downwards; at right, knucklebone.
Plain border; round incuse.
According to MFA files: from the find at Dali made by Sir R. Hamilton Lang; by date unknown: with C. T. Seltman; October 2, 1919; purchased by MFA from C.T. Seltman for $ 101.25 (this is the total purchase price for MFA 19.1333-19.1335)
Horace Wayland Wadleigh Fund