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1/12 stater of Kyzikos with crab holding head of tunny fish

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Obverse: Crab holding head of fish in its jaws. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.

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. 1582); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, Before 550 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1408.

Dimensions

Diameter: 8 mm. Weight: 1.35 gm.

Accession Number

04.1426

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins