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1/6 stater of Kyzikos with head of Kabeiros above tunny fish

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Obverse: Head of youthful Kabeiros to left in pointed pilos with laurel wreath. Tunny fish to left below. Reverse: Irregular quadripartite incuse square.

Provenance

1894: Sotheby Sale (Well-known Collector), no. 247 (according to Regling and Brett); 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. 1487); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 460–400 B.C.

Mint

Kyzikos, Mysia

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 1509.

Dimensions

Diameter: 11 mm. Weight: 2.60 gm.

Accession Number

04.1335

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins