Tetrachalkon with seated sphinx

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period
Imperial times


Mint: Islands of Ionia, Chios

Dimensions

Diameter: 15 mm. Weight: 2.17 gm. Die axis: 5

Accession Number

84.765

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx seated to left, right forepaw raised.
In front, prow to left.
Inscription in Greek.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes.
Inscription in Greek.

Provenance

Acquired in the division of coins following the excavations at Assos. Some coins in the group were said to have been "purchased from natives of the surrounding district." No specific findspot is known for this coin. 1884: gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to the Museum of Fine Arts

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America