Didrachm of Chios with seated sphinx

Greek
Late Archaic Period
about 500–490 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1944.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.91 gm.

Accession Number

11.1801

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated left.
Amphora in field at left.
All within a wreath.
Reverse: Incuse square divided into four squares by raised lines.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren: October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund