User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tetrobol of Idalion with seated sphinx, struck under Stasikypros

Start collecting

Obverse: Sphinx seated left, right foreleg raised over flower hanging from stem which continues under body with bud rising beneath sphinx's belly; long dotted hair, with taenia; rounded wing in three sections; border of dots. Reverse: Lotus flower at base of which, left and right, spiral...

Show Full Description

Provenance

According to MFA files: from the find at Dali made by Sir R. Hamilton Lang; by date unknown: with C. T. Seltman; October 2, 1919; purchased by MFA from C.T. Seltman for $ 101.25 (this is the total purchase price for MFA 19.1333-19.1335)

Credit Line

Horace Wayland Wadleigh Fund

Greek, Early Classical Period, 470–450 B.C.

Mint

Idalion, Cyprus

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2138.

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.26 gm.

Accession Number

19.1334

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins