Tetradrachm of Chios with sphinx, struck under Kephisokritos

Greek
Classical Period
412–350 B.C.


Mint: Ionia (Islands off), Chios

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1949.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 13.39 gm.

Accession Number

04.1047

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Sphinx with curled wing seated to left on line before amphora; her hair is in a knot.
Above amphora, a bunch of grapes.
Reverse: Two broad bands across a striped surface.
Inscription on one band.

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. 1144); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund