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Drachm of Chios with seated sphinx, struck under Derkylos

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Obverse: Sphinx seated left. At left, grapes. Border of dots. Reverse: Amphora. At left, cornucopia. Border of dots. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscription)


From a hoard (MFA 65.62-65.99) found in 1960 at Çesme; 1960: purchased from a Greek dealer on behalf of MFA by Cornelius C. Vermeule III; purchased by MFA from Cornelius C. Vermeule III, February 10, 1965

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 133–88 B.C.


Chios, Ionia (Islands off)


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 3.96 gm. Die Axis: 12

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The Ancient World


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