Stater of Kos or Kaunos (?) with seated sphinx
6th century B.C.
Mint: Caria (?), Uncertain (Kos or Kaunos?)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2309.
Diameter: 21 mm. Weight: 12.36 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Archaic sphinx seated to left.
At left, an amphora and vine.
Countermarked with uncertain design.
Reverse: Incuse square, roughly quartered.
Countermarked with a small incuse square roughly quartered.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund