Didrachm of Chios with sphinx
Late Archaic Period
Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1946.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Sphinx seated profile to left.
Before it an amphora.
Reverse: Four incuse squares. Die mark.
From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over February 1886. (Accession date: 1886).
Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription