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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.).


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.


Chios, Ionia (Ionian Revolt)

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 19 mm. Weight: 13.99 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins