Coin with seated sphinx

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
after 84 B.C.


Mint: Islands of Ionia, Chios

Dimensions

Diameter: 7 mm. Weight: 0.58 gm. Die axis: 4

Accession Number

84.764

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated to left.
Reverse: Amphora.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America