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Drachm of Chios with sphinx, struck under Geros

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Obverse: On a circular shield, a sphinx seated to left, with a long-necked amphora and a bunch of grapes at left. Reverse: Granulated surface divided into four parts by bands crossing at right angles. On the horizontal band, [inscription]. [see media screen for inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–350 B.C.

Mint

Chios, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1951.

Dimensions

Diameter: 14 mm. Weight: 3.69 gm.

Accession Number

01.5594

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins