Coin with seated sphinx
Late Hellenistic Period
after 84 B.C.
Mint: Islands of Ionia, Chios
Diameter: 7 mm. Weight: 0.58 gm. Die axis: 4
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Sphinx seated to left.
Inscription in Greek.
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
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America