Stater of Ionian Revolt with seated sphinx

Greek
Late Archaic Period
498–494 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Ionian Revolt), Chios

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1809.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 13.99 gm.

Accession Number

04.1564

Medium or Technique

Electrum

On View

Greek Archaic Gallery (Gallery 113)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx with raised curled wings seated to right, left forepaw raised; the hair is represented by dots.
Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.
Stater of the Ionian Revolt I498-494 B.C.).

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. 1736); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund