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Tetradrachm of Chios with sphinx

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Obverse: Sphinx with curled wings seated to left on line before amphora. Above, a bunch of grapes. Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square, slightly irregular.

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. 1142); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–350 B.C.

Mint

Chios, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1948.

Dimensions

Diameter: 22 mm. Weight: 15.40 gm.

Accession Number

04.1045

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins