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Coin of Chios with seated sphinx, struck under Valerius Primus

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Obverse: Sphinx seated right, forepaw on prow. Inscription in Greek around and in exergue. Reverse: Amphora (Chiote), flanked by two stars and two loops. Inscription in Greek around and in fields. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)

Provenance

By date unknown: R. Cyril Lockett Collection; by date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III to MFA, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, 2nd century A.D.

Mint

Chios, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)

Dimensions

Diameter: 31 mm. Weight: 14.94 gm. Die Axis: 6

Accession Number

64.543

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins