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Tetradrachm of Chios with sphinx, struck under Kephisokritos

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Obverse: Sphinx with curled wing seated to left on line before amphora; her hair is in a knot. Above amphora, a bunch of grapes. Reverse: Two broad bands across a striped surface. On one band, [inscription]. (see media screen for inscription)


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. 1144); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 412–350 B.C.


Chios, Ionia (Islands off)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1949.


Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 13.39 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins