Drachm of Chios with sphinx, struck under Sostratos

Greek
Classical Period
412–350 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1950.

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 3.68 gm.

Accession Number

04.1048

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund