Drachm of Chios with sphinx, struck under Sostratos
Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1950.
Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm.
Medium or Technique
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Obverse: Sphinx with curled wing seated to left before amphora; her hair is in a knot.
Above amphora, a bunch of grapes.
Reverse: Two broad bands across a dotted surface.
Inscription in Greek on one band.
By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1145); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund