Drachm of Chios with seated sphinx, struck under Derkylos
about 100–86 B.C.
Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios
Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Greek Classical Gallery (Gallery 215B)
Obverse: Sphinx seated left. In front, bunch of grapes.
Reverse: Amphora. At left, cornucopia.
Inscription in Greek.
From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour