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Tetrobol of Idalion with seated sphinx, struck under Stasikypros

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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...

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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.


Idalion, Cyprus

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.26 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


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