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Didrachm of Chios with seated sphinx

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Obverse: Sphinx seated left. Amphora in field at left. All within a wreath. Reverse: Incuse square divided into four squares by raised lines.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren: October 16, 1911: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 17,291.36 (this figure is the total price for MFA 11.1756-11.1808)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, about 500–490 B.C.

Mint

Chios, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1944.

Dimensions

Diameter: 18 mm. Weight: 7.91 gm.

Accession Number

11.1801

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins