Didrachm of Chios with sphinx

Greek
Late Archaic Period
510–500 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios; Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1946.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 7.68 gm.

Accession Number

86.821

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated profile to left.
Before it an amphora.
Reverse: Four incuse squares. Die mark.

Provenance

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).

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription