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Stater of Ionian Revolt with seated sphinx

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Obverse: Sphinx with raised curled wings seated to right, left forepaw raised; the hair is represented by dots. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square. Stater of the Ionian Revolt I498-494 B.C.).

Provenance

By date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 1736); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Late Archaic Period, 498–494 B.C.

Mint

Chios, Ionia (Ionian Revolt)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1809.

Dimensions

Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 13.99 gm.

Accession Number

04.1564

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins