Stater of Byblos with sphinx
Early Classical Period
about 450–410 B.C.
Mint: Phoenicia, Byblos
Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 299.
Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 9.45 gm. Die Axis: 12
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
Obverse: Crowned Egyptian sphinx crouching to left, with pschent headdress.
Reverse: Stylized floral design (double lotus or “thunderbolt”) within dotted circle, all in incuse square.
By date unknown: with Jacob Hirsch, New York, N.Y.; March 10, 1955: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 750.00
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour