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1/6 stater of Kyzikos with forepart of sphinx above tunny fish

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Obverse: Forepart of standing sphinx to left, curled wing raised, stephane in hair, right forepaw raised. Tunny fish below to the left. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

By date unknown: Whittall Collection; 1884: Sotheby Sale (Whittall Collection), no. 762 (according to Regling and Brett); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren; September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–500 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1428.

Dimensions

Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm.

Accession Number

04.1370

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins