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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.


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.


Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

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


Diameter: 10 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins