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Coin of Chios with sphinx

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Obverse: Sphinx to left with right foot placed on ship's prow. Inscription in Greek. Reverse: Apollo and Bacchus standing frontally. Both wear himations around their lower body. Apollo holds a phiale and bow. Bacchus holds a kantharos and thyrsos. Inscription in Greek.


By 2002: with Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., P.O. Box 3759, Frederick, MD 21705-3759 (said by him to come from an American private collection); purchased by MFA from Edward J. Waddell, Ltd., December 18, 2002

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 98–117


Chios, Asia: Ionia (Islands off)


Diameter: 34.5 mm. Weight: 21.39 gm. Die Axis: 6

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The Ancient World


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