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Stater of Byblos with sphinx

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Obverse: Crowned Egyptian sphinx crouching to left, with pschent headdress. Reverse: Stylized floral design (double lotus or "thunderbolt") within dotted circle, all in incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Jacob Hirsch, New York, N.Y.; March 10, 1955: purchased by MFA from Jacob Hirsch for $ 750.00

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Early Classical Period, about 450–410 B.C.

Mint

Byblos, Phoenicia

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 299.

Dimensions

Diameter: 21.5 mm. Weight: 9.45 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

55.88

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins