Hemidrachm of Ionia (?) with seated sphinx
Early 5th century B.C.
Mint: Ionia (?), Uncertain
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2324.
Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 2.12 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Sphinx with curled wings seated to right.
Reverse: In incuse circle Gorgoneion with tongue protruding and snaky locks.
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. 1411); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund